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Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk’s ten previous novels are the bestselling Fight Club, which was made into a film by David Fincher; Survivor; Invisible Monsters; Choke, which was made into a film by director Clark Gregg; Lullaby; Diary; Haunted; Rant; Snuff; and Pygmy. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees, a nonfiction profile of Portland, Oregon, published as part of the Crown Journeys series, and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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Beautiful You
Written by Chuck Palahniuk
Doubleday | Hardcover | October 21, 2014
$25.95/(Canada) | 978-0-385-53803-9 (0-385-53803-0)

"A billion husbands are about to be replaced."

From the author of Fight Club, the classic portrait of the damaged contemporary male psyche, now comes this novel about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of female pleasure. Sisters will be doing it for themselves. And doing it. And doing it. And doing it some more... Read more






Choke
Written by Chuck Palahniuk
Anchor | Trade Paperback | June 2002
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-72092-2 (0-385-72092-0)

Victor Mancini, a medical-school dropout, is an antihero for our deranged times. Needing to pay elder care for his mother, Victor has devised an ingenious scam: he pretends to choke on pieces of food while dining in upscale restaurants. He then allows himself to be “saved” by fellow patrons who, feeling... Read more






Damned
Written by Chuck Palahniuk
Anchor | Trade Paperback | October 2012
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-307-47653-1 (0-307-47653-7)

From the author of Fight Club, comes a dark, irreverent, hilarious, and brilliant satire about adolescence, Hell, and the Devil.
 
Madison is the thirteen-year-old daughter of a narcissistic film star and a billionaire. Abandoned at her Swiss boarding school over Christmas, she dies over the holiday, presumably of a marijuana overdose...

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Damned
Written by Chuck Palahniuk
Doubleday | Hardcover | October 2011
$25.95/(Canada) | 978-0-385-53302-7 (0-385-53302-0)

“Are you there, Satan? It’s me, Madison,” declares the whip-tongued thirteen-year-old narrator of Damned, Chuck Palahniuk’s subversive new work of fiction. The daughter of a narcissistic film star and a billionaire, Madison is abandoned at her Swiss boarding school over Christmas, while her parents are off touting their new projects and... Read more






Diary
Written by Chuck Palahniuk
Anchor | Trade Paperback | September 2004
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3281-5 (1-4000-3281-4)

Misty Wilmot has had it. Once a promising young artist, she’s now stuck on an island ruined by tourism, drinking too much and working as a waitress in a hotel. Her husband, a contractor, is in a coma after a suicide attempt, but that doesn’t stop his clients from threatening Misty... Read more






Doomed
Written by Chuck Palahniuk
Anchor | Trade Paperback | July 15, 2014
$14.95/(Canada) | 978-0-307-47654-8 (0-307-47654-5)

Welcome to Purgatory. Chuck Palahniuk style. 

After a botched Halloween ritual, Madison Spencer, the snarkiest dead girl in the universe, finds herself trapped in Purgatory, otherwise known as Earth. The upside: she is no longer subject to physical limitations (she can pass through doors and walls). The downside: well, she's...

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Doomed
Written by Chuck Palahniuk
Doubleday | Hardcover | October 2013
$24.95/(Canada) | 978-0-385-53303-4 (0-385-53303-9)

Madison Spencer, the liveliest and snarkiest dead girl in the universe, continues the afterlife adventure begun in Chuck Palahniuk’s bestseller Damned. Just as that novel brought us a brilliant Hell that only he could imagine, Doomed is a dark and twisted apocalyptic vision from this provocative storyteller.

The bestselling Damned chronicled Madison’s... Read more






Fugitives and Refugees
Written by Chuck Palahniuk
Crown | Hardcover | July 2003
$16.95/21.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-4783-3 (1-4000-4783-8)

Want to know where Chuck Palahniuk’s tonsils currently reside?

Been looking for a naked mannequin to hide in your kitchen cabinets?

Curious about Chuck’s debut in an MTV music video?

What goes on at the Scum Center?

How do you get to the Apocalypse Café?

In the closest thing he may ever write to an autobiography... Read more






Haunted
Written by Chuck Palahniuk
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 2006
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3282-2 (1-4000-3282-2)

Haunted is a novel made up of twenty-three horrifying, hilarious, and stomach-churning stories. They’re told by people who have answered an ad for a writer’s retreat and unwittingly joined a “Survivor”-like scenario where the host withholds heat, power, and food. As the storytellers grow more desperate, their tales become more extreme... Read more






Lullaby
Written by Chuck Palahniuk
Anchor | Trade Paperback | July 2003
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-72219-3 (0-385-72219-2)

Ever heard of a culling song? It’s a lullaby sung in Africa to give a painless death to the old or infirm. The lyrics of a culling song kill, whether spoken or even just thought. You can find one on page 27 of Poems and Rhymes from Around the World, an... Read more






Pygmy
Written by Chuck Palahniuk
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 2010
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-307-38981-7 (0-307-38981-2)

A gang of adolescent terrorists, a spelling bee, and a terrible plan masquerading as a science project: This is Operation Havoc.
 
Pygmy is one of a handful of young adults from a totalitarian state sent to the US disguised as exchange students. Living with American families to blend in, they are planning... Read more






Pygmy
Written by Chuck Palahniuk
Doubleday | Hardcover | May 2009
$24.95/(Canada) | 978-0-385-52634-0 (0-385-52634-2)

The Manchurian Candidate meets South Park—Chuck Palahniuk’s finest novel since the generation-defining Fight Club.


“Begins here first account of operative me, agent number 67 on arrival Midwestern American airport greater _____ area. Flight _____. Date _____. Priority mission top success to complete. Code name: Operation Havoc.”

Thus speaks Pygmy, one of a handful...

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Rant
Written by Chuck Palahniuk
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2008
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-307-27583-7 (0-307-27583-3)

Buster “Rant” Casey just may be the most efficient serial killer of our time. A high school rebel, Rant Casey escapes from his small town home for the big city where he becomes the leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing. Rant Casey will die a spectacular highway death... Read more






Rant (Limited Edition)
Written by Chuck Palahniuk
Doubleday | Hardcover | May 2007
$150.00/(Canada) | 978-0-385-52329-5 (0-385-52329-7)

The Rant Limited Edition is specially packaged in a one-piece preprinted case, printed black, with the title created in spot gloss; a 4-color slipcase that matches the original jacket of the trade book; a 1/8" ribbon marker; a signed tip-in sheet, speckled edges; and an exclusive 1300-word "Automotive Afterword" entitled "Recipes... Read more






Snuff
Written by Chuck Palahniuk
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 2009
$14.95/(Canada) | 978-0-307-27584-4 (0-307-27584-1)

In the crowded greenroom of a porn-movie production, hundreds of men mill around in their boxers, awaiting their turn with the legendary Cassie Wright. An aging adult film star, Cassie Wright intends to cap her career by breaking the world record for serial fornication by having sex with 600 men on... Read more






Snuff
Written by Chuck Palahniuk
Doubleday | Hardcover | May 2008
$24.95/(Canada) | 978-0-385-51788-1 (0-385-51788-2)

From the master of literary mayhem and provocation, a full-frontal Triple X novel that goes where no American work of fiction has gone before

Cassie Wright, porn priestess, intends to cap her legendary career by breaking the world record for serial fornication. On camera. With six hundred men. Snuff unfolds from the...

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Stranger Than Fiction
Written by Chuck Palahniuk
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2005
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-72222-3 (0-385-72222-2)

Chuck Palahniuk’s world has always been, well, different from yours and mine. In his first collection of nonfiction, Chuck Palahniuk brings us into this world, and gives us a glimpse of what inspires his fiction.At the Rock Creek Lodge Testicle Festival in Missoula, Montana, average people perform public sex acts on... Read more






Tell-All
Written by Chuck Palahniuk
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2011
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-307-38982-4 (0-307-38982-0)

For decades Hazie Coogan has tended to the outsized needs of Katherine "Miss Kathie"  Kenton, veteran of multiple marriages, career comebacks, and cosmetic surgeries. But danger arrives with gentleman caller Webster Carlton Westward III, who worms his way into Miss Kathie’s heart—and boudoir. Soon, Hazie discovers that this bounder has already...

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