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by Nelly Arcan
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Breakneck by Nelly Arcan

Globe & Mail Top 100, 2015

National Post Top 100, 2015

Rose Dubois and Julie O'Brien find themselves on the roof of a Montreal apartment building on a scorching summer's day, and from that moment on their fates are intertwined. Worldwide climate change and dramatic shifts in weather patterns foreshadow their predestined suffering.

As is soon revealed, the two women share a submissive love for the same man, Charles. Their mutual desire creates an arms race of artificial beauty and debasement; they have a common obsession for plastic surgery and strive to be avatars of the perfect female.

As they compete for the love and attention of Charles, both women come to realize that to accept being nothing more than an object, to kneel and grovel before your persecutor, you ultimately become his executioner. In the end, Charles' own obsessions and desires, which he loathes, are ultimately his undoing and downfall.

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Pages: 224
Size: 2.0 MB
Publisher: Anvil Press
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781772140569 (DRM-PDF)

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