Choke

Chuck Palahniuk
Turtleback Books
9781417664689
1-4176-6468-1

For use in schools and libraries only. Medical school dropout Victor Mancini comes up with a complicated but ingenious scam to pay for his mother's elder care--pretend to be choking in a restaurant and.

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con the individuals who "save" him into giving him money--while he cruises sex addiction groups for action, and visits his sick mother, whose Alzheimer's disease hides the bizarre truth about his parentage.