From the author of the internationally bestselling Fight Club, this is a powerful and hilarious novel about love and strife between mothers and sons, the addictive power of sex, and the terrors of ageing.

ISBN: 9780099422686 Author: Palahniuk, Chuck Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 1st August 2002 Imprint: Vintage Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.6 (edition:21) Pages: 292 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

Victor Mancini has devised a complicated scam to pay for his mother’s hospital care: pretend to be choking on a piece of food in a restaurant and the person who ‘saves you’ will feel responsible for you for the rest of their lives. Multiply that a couple of hundred times and you generate a healthy flow of cheques, week in, week out.

Victor also works at a theme park with a motley group of losers, cruises sex addiction groups for action, and visits his mother, whose Alzheimer’s disease now hides what may be the startling truth about his parentage.

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