Baise-Moi (Rape Me) (Paperback)

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An insane, intense revenge story. Two women both contemptuous and angry at men for different reasons, go on a murder spree through France enacting their revenge. What follows is an extreme tale of disgust and depravity about two women who have become so disillusioned they are unafraid to go to any limits.

— Morgan


Baise-Moi is one of the most controversial French novels of recent years, a punk fantasy that takes female rage to its outer limits. Now the basis for a hit underground film which was banned in France, Baise-Moi is a searing story of two women on a rampage that is part Thelma and Louise, part Viking conquest. Manu and Nadine have had all they can take. Manu has been brutally raped, and determines it's not worth leaving anything precious lying vulnerable -- including her very self. She teams up with Nadine, a nihilist who watches pornography incessantly, and they enact their own version of les vols et les viols (rape and pillage) -- they lure men sexually, use them up, then rob and kill them. Drawing from the spiky cadences of the Sex Pistols and the murderous eroticism of Georges Bataille or Dennis Cooper, Baise-Moi is a shocking, accomplished, and truly unforgettable novel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780802138705
ISBN-10: 0802138705
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: March 18th, 2003
Pages: 208
Language: English