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Stories you'll never forget - just try - from literature's most transgressive author

Twenty-one stories and a novella that will disturb and delight, from the author of Fight Club. The absurdity of both life and death are on full display. In 'Zombies', the best and brightest of a high school become tragically addicted to the latest drug craze: electric shocks from cardiac defibrillators. In 'Knock, Knock', a son hopes to tell one last off-colour joke to his dying father , while in 'Tunnel of Love', a massage therapist runs the curious practice of providing 'relief' to dying clients. And in 'Excursion', Fight Club fans will be thrilled to find a side of Tyler Durden never seen before.

Funny, caustic, bizarre, poignant; these stories represent everything readers have come to love and expect from Chuck Palahniuk.

Reviews

Twenty-one stories and a novella to disturb and delight.

Bookseller

Looking back at Palahniuk’s body of work it seems shocking readers comes naturally to him; if that is what you’re looking for, you won’t be disappointed here. He clearly relishes pushing boundaries, playing with the absurd and the grotesque as a way to hold up a mirror to society.

Claire Inman, Curious Animal Magazine

Palahniuk is in sublime, caustic form; his story subjects even more wickedly bold.

Tanya Sweeney, Independent

Savage, disturbing and frequently hilarious, this is writing at its boldest.

Grazia

A rough but enjoyable ride.

Chris Kirkham, Shortlist

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  • Paperback

    9780099587682

    June 27, 2016

    Vintage

    336 pages

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  • EBook

    9781448189793

    May 28, 2015

    Vintage Digital

    336 pages

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