by Chuck Palahniuk (Author)


Victor Mancini has devised a complicated scam to pay for his mother's hospital care: pretend to be choking on a piece of food in a restaurant and the person who 'saves you' will feel responsible for you for the rest of their lives. Multiply that a couple of hundred times and you generate a healthy flow of cheques, week in, week out. Victor also works at a theme park with a motley group of losers, cruises sex addiction groups for action, and visits his mother, whose Alzheimer's disease now hides what may be the startling truth about his parentage.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Edition: Film Tie-in ed
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 06 Nov 2008

ISBN 10: 0099535254
ISBN 13: 9780099535256
Book Overview: 'Choke is Fight Club for sex addicts' Independent on Sunday

Media Reviews
A wonderful writer with a raw take on modern woes * The Face *
A raw and vital book, punctuated with outrageous, off-the-wall moments * New York Times *
Mining a dark vein opened by Bret Easton Ellis and George Saunders, Palahniuk specialises in producing nightmarish visions of American society that manage to be both repugnant and hilarious-the reckless brilliance of his imagination keeps you turning the pages * Literary Review *
Author Bio
Chuck Palahniuk is the bestselling author of fifteen fictional works, including Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, Choke, Lullaby, Diary, Haunted, Rant, Pygmy, Tell-All, Damned, Doomed, Beautiful You, and most recently Make Something Up. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.