Sunday, February 2, 2020

the last book I ever read (Virginie Despentes's Vernon Subutex 1: A Novel, excerpt seven)

from Vernon Subutex 1: A Novel by Virginie Despentes (translated by Frank Wynne):

Xavier used to call his brother Houdini and his parents could not help but smile. My brother is Houdini, when Nicolas managed to escape from his bedroom on the sixth floor, bypassing the locked door, and taking with him two gold bracelets that had been hidden in a safe and that he sold to pay for his next fix. My brother is Houdini.

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