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By Chuck Palahniuk

Imagine youth is hell? you don't have any idea... Welcome to Dante's Inferno, in terms of The Breakfast membership, from the brain of yank fiction's so much very good troublemaker.

"Death, like lifestyles, is what you are making out of it." So says Madison, the whip-tongued 11-year-old narrator of Damned, Chuck Palahniuk's subversive homage to the younger grownup style. Madison is deserted at her Swiss boarding institution over Christmas whereas her mom and dad are off touting their new movie tasks and adopting extra orphans. Over the vacations she dies of a marijuana overdose--and the following factor she is aware, she's in Hell.

This is the afterlife as simply Chuck Palahniuk may think it: a twisted inferno encouraged via either the main severe and mundane of human evils, the place The English sufferer performs on repeat and roaming demons consume sinners limb via limb. in spite of the fact that, beneath Madison's unhappy teen have an effect on there's nonetheless a toddler suffering to just accept not just the occasions of her dysfunctional existence, but in addition the reality approximately her death.

For Madison, even though, a extra instant resource of convenience lies within the motley workforce of younger sinners she meets in the course of her first days in Hell. With assistance from Archer, Babette, Leonard, and Patterson, she learns to navigate Hell--and discovers that she'd otherwise be mortal and deluded and silly with these she loves than ideal and on my own.

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