The story of Corinne Zed, a penniless bourgeoise who makes a meagre
living from writing. She decides, at the age of 39, to add a little piquant to
her life -rich people are so boring - and experience romantic passion at long
last. What could be more exciting than falling in love with a leftist who, in a
previous life, planted bombs? The problem is that she loves to eat. It’s not reasonable
to start a revolution when it’s time to eat and drink champagne. By the way, is
Always on the scout for her next great meal, Corinne experiences a
political-literary love story that takes her from right to left, from Stendhal to
Lenin and from Brussels to New York via Turin and Paris. Even if she discovers
how to make a grand entrance into Leftie-land, will her dreams be fulfilled?
This caustic novel contains a generous dose of gustatory eroticism,
fabulously crunchy nuggets, and a blow-job that would make Lenin turn bright
red. Politics is never far away, but nothing gets in the way of the pleasure of
reading - proof that the left is dissolvable in irony. It’s also a sharp
chronicle of our society.