The Little Girl and the Cigarette

The Little Girl and the Cigarette

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A wicked satire about the chaos that results when there's a rule for everything.

In the over-legislated world of this outrageous black comedy, a death-row inmate becomes a darling of the media-- and the tobacco conglomerates--after he demands his right to a final cigarette . . . in a smoke-free prison. Meanwhile, a little girl accuses a petty municipal bureaucrat of sexual perversion when she catches him sneaking a cigarette. Incredulously, he realizes that in this world where children are not just kings, but tyrants, a cigarette could lead him to the electric chair.

At the cutting edge of European fiction, controversial author Benoît Duteurtre creates a world wildly askew, yet disconcertingly close to our own, in this daring, antic satire.



Blackwell North Amer
A novel about the chaos that results when there's a rule for everything. In the over-legislated world of this black comedy, a death-row inmate becomes a darling of the media - and the tobacco conglomerates - after he demands his right to a final cigarette in a smoke-free prison.
Meanwhile, a little girl accuses a petty municipal bureaucrat of sexual perversion when she catches him sneaking a cigarette. Incredulously, he realizes that in this world where children are not just kings, but tyrants, a cigarette could lead him to the electric chair.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Melville House Pub., c2006
ISBN: 9781933633121
1933633123
Characteristics: 187 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Mandell, Charlotte
Alternative Title: Little girl & the cigarette

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