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Travesty Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Travesty

One night in the south of France a car drives quickly down deserted roadways. The driver intends to crash into a thick stone wall of an abandoned farmhouse. His daughter and his best friend are in the car with him. As he drives, he explains in a sustained monologue his reasons for doing what he is doing. Through his rantings we learn of his son, who died at age three, his mistress, with whom he had a sadistic relationship, and we discover that both his wife and his daughter had been having an affair with his best friend. As he speaks, the driver tries to justify his motives, to his passengers, to himself, and to the reader.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   playing footsy while inconveniently married Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   actions leading to death of someone Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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