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True Romance

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She is young and poor and needy. A refugee from overseas. A dispossessed and fragrant little vagrant.

Not suited to privation, she finds shelter in the Little Venice mansion-house of the rich, vain and quietly vicious Max. Eager, in her stateless way, to satisfy, she lets her man indulge himself, for there are bleaker ways of getting by than lying, wet and waiting, on a bed
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willaful
Sep 23, 2012 marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-my-cuppa
Weird, ugly story.
Heather
Dec 25, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who are not easily disturbed
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This book is dirty and disturbing. That does not mean it is not worth reading but I imagine many people would not stomach it. It is a shocking look into a woman taking back her personhood - a theme in Zahavi novels. In this one, she first destroys it, and then takes it back with a vengence.
Brian
Nov 10, 2008 marked it as to-read
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Helen Zahavi is a British novelist who worked as a Russian-English translator before becoming a writer.

Her first novel, Dirty Weekend (1991), is about a young woman who is tormented by a predatory neighbour until she finally has enough. So with a smile on her lips and a gun in her hand she goes out in the night and kills seven perverts in two days.

The book caused a media storm on publication and
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