By David Cronenberg
Stylish and camera-obsessed, Naomi and Nathan thrive at the yellow journalism of the social-media age. Naomi unearths herself interested in the headlines surrounding a well-known couple, Célestine and Aristide, Marxist philosophers and sexual libertines. Célestine has been came upon lifeless, and Aristide has disappeared. Police suspect him of killing her and eating components of her physique. but Naomi units off to discover him, and as she delves deeper into the couple’s lives, she discovers the inside track tale may well in basic terms skim the skin of the nerve-racking acts they played together.
Journalist Nathan, in the meantime, is in Budapest photographing the debatable paintings of an unlicensed health practitioner named Zoltán Molnár, as soon as sought by way of Interpol for organ trafficking. After sound asleep with one in all Molnár’s sufferers, Nathan contracts an extraordinary STD referred to as Roiphe’s and travels to Toronto, decided to fulfill the guy who chanced on the syndrome. Dr. Barry Roiphe, Nathan learns, now stories his personal grownup daughter, whose strange habit mask a devastating secret.
These parallel narratives turn into entwined in a gripping, dreamlike plot that consists of geopolitics, 3D printing, North Korea, the Cannes movie pageant, melanoma, and, in a massive variety of forms, intercourse. Consumed is an exuberant, provocative debut novel from one of many world’s top movie administrators, a author of “fierce sculptural depth” (Jonathan Lethem, The New York instances booklet Review) who makes it “impossible to appear away” (Publishers Weekly).
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Consumed: A Novel by David Cronenberg