Slaves to Fortune

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Pub Date: 09/03/2019

Pages: 324

Publisher: World Editions

Imprint: World Editions

ISBN 13: 9781642860467

ISBN 10: 1642860468

Price: / $22.99 CAN$16.99

Category: FICTION / Satire

Slaves to Fortune

By Tom Lanoye, Paul Vincent

Price: $16.99

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

Two Belgian exiles, both called Tony Hanssen, are on the run from their former lives on different continents. In Buenos Aires one of the Tony Hanssens, a former cruise director, is playing a dangerous game as a toy boy to the elderly wife of a wealthy Chinese businessman. In South Africa a totally different Tony Hanssen, a computer specialist running from a crashed merchant bank, breaks into a game reserve with a precision rifle and war ammunition. Amid the chaos of global capitalism, lawlessness, and disintegrating lives, a chance meeting between the two Hanssens gives each the chance to redeem himself by betraying the other. This societal satire with a classic doppelganger motif tackles current topics such as the global financial crisis with scathing humor.

About the Book

Two Belgian exiles, both called Tony Hanssen, are on the run from their former lives on different continents.

Author

Tom Lanoye is one of the most popular and well-regarded Flemish authors. Starting out as a poet and a critic, he became famous for his prose and drama, as well as his politically and socially engaged columns and his unique cabaret‐style performances. He is the author of over 50 works of poetry, drama and fiction. In 2017, Speechless was adapted into a film by Hilde Van Miegham. Lanoye has won many literary prizes, including the prestigious Constantijn Huygens Prize for his entire oeuvre. His work has been translated into fifteen languages.