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Mongrel

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Set in Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, Michigan, Marko Sijan's explosive debut novel, Mongrel, mixes tragedy, black comedy and pathos in its five chapters, each narrated by a different youth, each of whom tilts closer toward an abyss of violence. Their inextricably linked stories span twelve manic hours on June 10, 1999, the last year of the 20th century and the day the ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Mansfield Press
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Greg
Mar 02, 2013 Greg rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Towards the end of the novel as one of the characters is preparing to fuck another character in the ass, Michel Houellebecq's Les particules élémentaires is mentioned as sitting on the beside table.

It's fitting that this is the only book mentioned in the book (aside from the ones Sera is seen reading, but with the titles never given).

This book exists in the same universe as Houellebecq's novels do. A very unpretty world where people do not-so-nice things to one another and sex has less to do w
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Paula Eisenstein
Dec 18, 2012 Paula Eisenstein rated it it was amazing
I like the violence. I like the sexual preoccupation. I like the youth drug culture sensibility. I like the obsessiveness, excessiveness, the grandiousity of youth perspective. I am surprised by the innocence.
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