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Portrait of the writer as a domesticated animal : a novel

Author: Lydie Salvayre
Publisher: Champaign [Ill.] : Dalkey Archive Press, 2010.
Series: French literature series (Normal, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st English translation
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The narrator accepts a job writing a laudatory authorized biography of a fast-food magnate, whose egotism borders on megalomania. She thus enters a world of call girls, celebrities, investment portfolios, and bitter rivalries where the desire to dominate others motivates every decision. Quickly seduced, she fully embraces the silver platters and evening chats with Robert de Niro--until her cold-hearted brutish boss  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels
Satirical literature
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lydie Salvayre
ISBN: 9781564785572 1564785572
OCLC Number: 320800829
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 204 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: French literature series (Normal, Ill.)
Other Titles: Portrait de l'écrivain en animal domestique.
Responsibility: by Lydie Salvayre ; translated by William Pedersen.

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The narrator accepts a job writing a laudatory authorized biography of a fast-food magnate, whose egotism borders on megalomania. She thus enters a world of call girls, celebrities, investment portfolios, and bitter rivalries where the desire to dominate others motivates every decision. Quickly seduced, she fully embraces the silver platters and evening chats with Robert de Niro--until her cold-hearted brutish boss receives an unexpected visit from his mother who upends his faith in the corporate world, threatening to destroy his opulent lifestyle and his sanity.

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