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Review: Wetlands by Charlotte Roche | Books | The Guardian

She broods on her “well-trained pelvic muscles'” and her “very successful” experiences of anal sex. As the novel ends, Robin is escorting her through a door in the hospital.

Wetlands was the world’s best-selling novel at Amazon. There followed a period where she undertook anything that would shock and offend people — self-mutilation to paint with blood, drug experiments, or shaving her head. Charlotte Roche during a reading in Berlin, When visiting public lavatories, Helen likes to “rub the entire seat with my pussy before I sit down”.

It’s actually very funny. Sometimes, I feel like the only woman in the world who uses the shower attachment for feuchtggebiete my hair. Wrecked was published in One is that her heroine’s body – and its products – are somehow shocking. By page two, the heroine is charlottf about anal sex. Feuchtgebiete is Charlotte Roche ‘s debut novel. Why is eating a scab or dead skin so much worse than eating a dead animal?

Set in an anonymous German city, Wetlands is told by year-old Helen Memel, a schoolgirl who spends some days in feuchtgebietf proctological ward of a hospital fduchtgebiete be treated for an anal fissure caused by the careless shaving of her anal hair. A sexually active woman since she was fifteen, she has had sex with lots of men and boys and describes herself as continuously randy.


I loved this book–so much so that I made my boyfriend listen to me read passages and ultimately recommended it to ‘brave’ friends, those who would soldier on thru the scab ingestion, toilet seat-genital rubbing, and sniffing out menstruators. It’s a difficult road to freedom, but is calling one’s labia “ladyfingers” truly a leap forward?

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Partly autobiographical[1] it was first published in German in by M. At the end of the novel the doctor tells Helen she can go home and she asks Robin if she can go live with him. The major part of Wetlands is made up of Feufhtgebiete thoughts, reminiscences and sexual fantasies while confined to her hospital bed. And why are we, as a society, so simultaneously obsessed with and repulsed by our own bodies?

I don’t know if I’m the best person to judge this any more, because I work in a hospital, which charlottee your outlook.

Rather, thank God it is only a towel. That said, it’s not a politically radical text on every front. Troubled mind of a taboo-buster”. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The novel makes reference to a family tragedy in Roche’s own life: For Roche’s novel to work, we have to believe several things. The child’s birthday party is over.

I’m not sure Roche has solved the problem here. Wetlands The cover of the first edition, Feudhtgebiete The debates of erotica vs. It’s a totally insane and amazing transgressive novel that was a best-seller in Germany and has recently been translated into English. The band never released an album, nor recorded any material, nor notably performed anywhere.

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the bumpidee reader: Feuchtgebiete (Wetlands) by Charlotte Roche

We are stuck with porn, slang and biology. And the shower attachment, of course. Sometimes, Helen is in pain and sometimes she is hungry.

Shortly after her hcarlotte birthday she had herself sterilised without telling her parents about it. Roche is a representative of Germany’s new feminist generation.

Roche, the daughter of an engineer and a politically and artistically active mother was born in High Wycombe UK near London and raised in Germany.

During this time she falls in love with her favourite male nurse called Robin and tries to draw the young man into her world. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. She secretly rams the pedal of her hospital bed into her anus and immediate emergency surgery has to be carried out to prevent extreme blood loss. Because it’s a byproduct of your body? She loves to attract potential sexual partners by parading, underneath her rowch, her unwashed vulva and the smells emanating from it.

In she went to the secondary school, St. The wound festered and now she needs an operation.