Virginie Despentes was already an iconic cultural force before she wrote her trilogy called Vernon Subutex. The first two books are now available in English, and if i were you, for reasons apparent once you read the books, I would act like I already know Vernon and what he’s about. And if I were you I would read these books. -KB
Part social epic, part punk-rock thriller, writer/filmmaker Virginie Despentes’s Vernon Subutex trilogy continues the Man Booker International Prize shortlisted sprawling tale of an ex-record shop clerk’s celebrity fortunes and misfortunes.
Rock star Alex Bleach might be dead, but he has a secret. It’s a secret that concerns several people, but the only person who can unlock it is Vernon Subutex, former record shop proprietor turned homeless messiah and guru, last seen hallucinating and feverish on a bench. He has tapes of Alex that will shake the world. The hunt is on, and the wolves are closing in.