The Little Girl and the Cigarette
A death-row inmate becomes a darling of the media (and the tobacco conglomerates) when he demands his right to a final cigarette in a smoke-free prison.
Meanwhile, a little girl accuses a petty bureaucrat of sexual perversion when she catches him sneaking a cigarette.
In this world where children rule tyrannically a cigarette could lead him to the electric chair ...
Young French author, Benoît Duteurtre, creates a world disconcertingly close to our own, yet wildly askew in this daring and antic comedy.
Translated by Charlotte Mandell