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Truismes ➳ [Reading] ➶ Truismes By Marie Darrieussecq ➩ – Buyprobolan50.co.uk « Le directeur a été très gentil avec moi le jour de mon embauche J'ai eu la permission de gérer ma parfumerie toute seule Ça marchait bien Seulement uand les premiers symptômes sont apparus j' « Le directeur a été très gentil avec moi le jour de mon embauche J'ai eu la permission de gérer ma parfumerie toute seule Ça marchait bien Seulement uand les premiers symptômes sont apparus j'ai dû uitter la parfumerie Ce n'était pas une histoire de décence ni rien ; c'est juste ue tout devenait trop compliué Heureusement j'ai rencontré Edgar et Edgar comme vous le savez est devenu président de la Républiue C'était moi l'égérie d'Edgar Mais personne ne m'a reconnue J'avais trop changé Est ce ue j'avais raté la chance de ma vie En tout cas je ne comprenais toujours pas très bien ce ui m'arrivait C'était surtout ce bleu sous le sein droit ui m'inuiétait ».

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 149 pages
  • Truismes
  • Marie Darrieussecq
  • French
  • 05 November 2016
  • 9782070403073

About the Author: Marie Darrieussecq

Marie Darrieussec was born on January She was raised in a small village in the Basue CountryWhile finishing her PhD in French Literature she wrote her first novel Truismes Pig Tales which was published in September by Paul Otchakovsky Laurens POL who have published all her subseuent novels as well After the success of Truismes Darrieussec decided to uit her teaching po.



10 thoughts on “Truismes

  1. Steven Godin Steven Godin says:

    I've come across many a happy couple in literature before but never anything uite like this two lovers being a sow and a wolf From their various Parisian apartments or lairs when transformation occurs whilst trying to avoid the authorities they regularly order take out pizzas as a way to survive she eats the pizzas grunting with delight at getting her snout all mucky he eats the pizza delivery guys and tries not to howl whilst staring at the moon I think the phrase happy as a pig in shit comes to mind Anyway all this is kept for the last third which was actually my least favourite part of the novel I found it far interesting and symbolic before when we witness a normal woman with a normal life slowly start to notice strange things happening to her body And it all starts with the appearance of a third nippleThe nameless narrator of this fablesatire is a young woman working in a beauty parlor in a Paris of the near future where sexual favors are of high value for females in the hunt for what really makes them them tick perfumes fancy ointments and other bodily emollients for the flesh At first the narrator becomes highly distressed when realising she is in fact turning into a pig but gradually gets in touch with her porky side after she is kicked out by her boyfriend and left to wander the streets where she eventually ends up giving birth to piglets Along side the increasingly strong drive for food and sex a lot of the narrative in the first half of the novel is the narrator's documented transformation from changes in her complexion extra bodily hair and increased weight around the rump area to the loss of speech fully formed trotters and a little piggy wiggly corkscrew tailDespite it being a rather a short novel Darrieussec crams a lot of stuff in our narrator; with all that is going on with her body is sexually held captive nearly slaughtered by her own mother seen as the face of a fascist political campaign gets trapped in a cathedral crypt is the guest of honour at an orgy for sick perverts and falls in love with a businessman who also happens to be a wolf This was my third Darrieussec novel and it ranks as my favourite The writing was uirky and sharp and told mostly with really short sentences and even though it felt a little loose around the edges as first novels go it's one of the most original I've read Jean Luc Godard bought the rights to make a movie but that was never going to work If France had a Studio Ghibli like Japan then I'd say this would make for one crazy animated film Only it would most definitely not be for kids

  2. MJ Nicholls MJ Nicholls says:

    You have this friend she’s been out of work for months Then she gets this gig at a perfume counter which also involves being a prostitute She is routinely abused by her “clients” who use her for increasingly perverse sexual practices She is also at that time transforming into a sow You keep calling to meet for a coffee but all you get is the answer machine oinking and grunting her absence You hear she’s taken up with a politician who sweeps her into the dark sexual underbelly of Paris’s powerful elite where her fluctuating pigginess proves popular with the higher ups she lets abuse her rectally You can forget trying to reach her now She’s leading a new life with her six teats and wolf boyfriend she has no time for YOU It’s frustrating when friends fall away This is a delightfully surreal tale with no paragraph breaks

  3. Zadignose Zadignose says:

    No one talked in there they all screamed sang drooled ate on all fours and that kind of thing We had funThis stunning book caught me completely by surprise it is brilliant and it's right up my alley It's full of viciousness and humor remarkable understatement in the midst of insane circumstances and bitter intense irony It is a madcap romp through a hell in which our culture's most sadistic fantasies are made a concrete realityOutrage at the commodification of women is uite apparent throughout For instance the protagonist has little to complain about when she is gang raped and forced to have sex with dogs but she's profoundly hurt when someone refers to her as not so hotApathy is also brutally skewered Eg when hearing authorities laugh about a plan to convert prisoners into pigs to butcher them and sell them as meat the protagonist's only reaction is personally I've never understood anything about politicsIntense absurdism is everywhere At any moment the reader can anticipate being baffled startled and confronted with the most ridiculous and unexpected circumstances Yet the book remains cohesive It doesn't fall apart there's a consistent though consistently odd narrativeOne of the most amazing things about the book is the strangely sunny attitude of the protagonist Things don't get her down all that much most of the time She even has sympathy where you would think sympathy were impossible Eg she worries about the well being of people who have cruelly victimized her in every possible wayThe book is full of zingers and amazing punchlines as wellI think it would be fair to call this a perfect book

  4. Henning Henning says:

    Few books have touched me as this one hasAt the time of reading it ten or so years ago I actually got really scared and had a hard time sleeping for a couple of days It's so bizarre but in a sense so realistic and true too human behaviour that it far exceeded the horror of most I'd seenread up too that point and still today The naive narrator and how she from her perspective focuses and draw the readers attention to what she thinks is important and how she hides things from herself or society and possibly how society views her together with the span from somewhat comical events to almost unbearable dark ones yet within a frame of what is possibly all too human and in the same instance not she is after all a pig really made this book an eye opener for me or rather a mind openerThis is one of those books you carry around all your life and in your mind open up or less voluntarily to use for reference in your everyday events while watching the news and reality TV or just reading about all crazy shit going on around in the world while you're stuffing nachos on the couch It's so filled with nuances and context and so much material for thought that it after then ten years still keeps on givingSo basically it's a book that takes a couple of hours to read and will take a couple of decades to forget all while getting several new takes on the phrase Ignorance is bliss I gave it a freaking five star rating as it profoundly reshaped the core of what is me but at the same time I think it's terrible and wouldn't recommended it to anyone

  5. Francine Maessen Francine Maessen says:

    I never thought I would be the kind of person who would become a vegetarian but some of the books I read lately made me reconsider eating meat and I'm afraid this book was the last drop Pig Tales is about a young naive ambitious sex worker who slowly turns into a pig It is set in some dystopian setting but that doesn't really play a big role you don't even start to notice until the end of the novel because everything is focalized from her perspective and she's just not that into politics Darrieussec examines the bounderies between human and animal and the way we marginalize people by describing them as animal than human we are kind of used of women being called fat pigs but what if the woman in uestion is actually turning into a pig Best of all I started taking the side of the pig Towards the end of the novel the main character just seems content when she is a sow so why would we see her losing her human form as a bad thing

  6. Nate D Nate D says:

    Scathing deadpan pitch black satire first on the personal horrors of being a women within modern society then a broader survey of society and politics building into a truly cataclysmic fervor In sheer startlingly hilarious vitriol delivered in a mad rush of increasing insanity with lack of paragraph breaks to match even punctuated by surreal moments of calm and odd beauty this most reminds me of Roland Topor's Joko’s Anniversary which few other works can approach Darrieussec followed this Goncourt Prize shortlisted debut with other odd and gut wrenching novels like My Phantom Husband but never again hit this level of fervor

  7. Daniella Daniella says:

    I might reserve this for an Experimental Read sometime soon Pig Tales and I go way way back When I was a sopho in college many years ago I remember my Lit professor introduced me to this novel and it really fucked me up in a good way She was the same professor who introduced Haruki Murakami Banana Yoshimoto Orhan Pamuk and Kazuo Ishiguro to meThis story focuses on the objectification of women in society an issue that has always intrigued me I'm excited to go back to this and see how my views differed throughout the years

  8. Stephanie Sun Stephanie Sun says:

    Girl meets boy Girl starts gaining weight Girl gets work in the oldest profession in the world is upbeat about itGirl grows extra breast or two or three or fourAnd a curly tailDarrieussec can't be accused of holding back in her first novel She covers a lot of ground from the dark side of heterosexual relations in modern Paris to the end of the world In the end however it's a tad too much ahem red meat on the chopping block for a 134 page novel I love eating and reading the offal truth but this was a bit of a disappointment

  9. Ed Erwin Ed Erwin says:

    I just realized I'd never added this to my read list I guess that's because I could never figure out what I think about it It is a sort of dark magical realism that I should like but somehow didn't like much

  10. Jana Jana says:

    I don't like when women go overboard with their physical analysis adding feminism and irony In this story a seductive woman became a pig and her lover became a wolf And it was boring Yes I understand Women are still seen as meat men are still predators I can handle that and I didn’t surround myself with people who think like this and professionally every job is a battle Tough shit but unfortunately that's life I hated Good in bed by Jennifer Weiner and although wtf this is so not the same genre but the same female nagging is present Like a word pig eating like a pig counting calories defines me as much as word wolf defines men This is something that I don't like to read in my free time The same and constant bullshit that can be read in Cosmopolitan as on feministcom just with different front cover package

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