Mygale (City Lights Noir) (Paperback)

Mygale (City Lights Noir) By Thierry Jonquet, Donald Nicholson-Smith (Translator) Cover Image

Mygale (City Lights Noir) (Paperback)


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This unsettling novel inspired Pedro Almodovar's acclaimed film "The Skin I Live In."

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Mygale MIG-uh-lee] n.: a genus of large tropical spiders . . .

A highly successful plastic surgeon pursues and captures the man who raped his daughter. He is determined to exact an atrocious vengeance, and an ambiguous, even sadomasochistic relationship develops between self-appointed executioner and victim.

Swift and spare, suspenseful and thought-provoking, Mygale puts the gothic spirit back in the noir canon while introducing unique twists on notions of desire, identity, loss and restitution.

Thierry Jonquet (1954 - 2009) is an exponent of the hardboiled style of French noir that is inflected by post-May 1968 politics and social critique. His crime novels and children's books have garnered many literary prizes.

Product Details ISBN: 9780872864092
ISBN-10: 087286409X
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publication Date: January 1st, 2003
Pages: 120
Language: English
Series: City Lights Noir