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Encyclopedia > Choke (novel)
Choke
cover to Choke
Author Chuck Palahniuk
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Satire
Publisher Doubleday
Released May 22, 2001
Media Type Print (hardcover & paperback) & e-book
Pages 304
Size and Weight 8.6 x 5.9 x 1.0 inches, 1.0 pound (hardcover)
ISBN ISBN 0385501560 (hardcover)

Choke (2001) is a novel by U.S. author Chuck Palahniuk. Cover to paperback edition of Chuck Palahniuks Choke ISBN 0385720920 This image is a book cover. ... Charles Michael Chuck Palahniuk (IPA: ) (born February 21, 1962) is an American satirical novelist and freelance journalist living in Portland, Oregon. ... Daniel Defoes Robinson Crusoe; title page of 1719 newspaper edition A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... Motto: (1789 to 1956) (Latin for Out of many, one) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English (de facto) Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice... An author is the person who creates a written work, such as a book, story, article or the like. ... Charles Michael Chuck Palahniuk (IPA: ) (born February 21, 1962) is an American satirical novelist and freelance journalist living in Portland, Oregon. ...


Plot summary

Choke follows Victor and his friend Denny through a few months of their lives with frequent flashbacks to the days when Victor was a child. Victor grew up while going from one foster home to another. Victor's mother was found to be unfit to raise Victor. Several times throughout his childhood his mother would kidnap him from his foster parents. They would eventually be caught and he would again be remanded over to the government child welfare agency. A foster parent is an adult guardian to whom one or more children have been legally entrusted to. ...


In the present day setting of the book, Victor is now a man in his mid-twenties who left medical school in order to find work to support his mother who is now in a nursing home. He cannot afford the care that his mother is receiving so he resorts to being a con man. His "con" is to go to restaurants and midway through his meal, he forces himself to choke on his food. When some good Samaritan comes over to perform the Heimlich maneuver, he spits the food out and thanks them for saving his life. He then tells them of his mother and his inability to pay her bills. The people feel so sorry for him that they give him money, send him cards and letters asking about his mother, and even continue to send him money to help him with the bills. A nursing home or skilled nursing facility (SNF) is a place of residence for people who require constant nursing care and have significant Activity of Daily Living (ADL) deficiencies. ... A confidence trick, confidence game, or con for short, (also known as a scam) is an attempt to intentionally mislead a person or persons (known as the mark) usually with the goal of financial or other gain. ... The Good Samaritan The Good Samaritan is a famous New Testament parable, that appears only in the Gospel of Luke (10:25-37). ... The Heimlich maneuver The Heimlich maneuver, also known as abdominal thrusts, is a first aid procedure for clearing an obstructed airway. ...


While growing up, Victor's mother taught him numerous conspiracy theories and obscure medical facts which both confused and frightened him. It is because of this and his constant moves from one home to another that has left Victor unable to form lasting and stable relationships with women. Victor therefore finds himself getting sexual gratification from women in sexual addiction support groups. This proposed logo for the US Information Awareness Office was dropped due to fears that its Masonic symbolism would provoke conspiracy theories. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ...


As Choke is episodic in character, individual chapters deal with different aspects of the narrators life and the lives of those around him. Chapter has multiple meanings. ...


ISBNs

  • ISBN 0385501560 (hardcover; New York: Doubleday, 2001)
  • ISBN 1589459717 (e-book, 2001)
  • ISBN 0385720920 (paperback; New York: Anchor, 2002)
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Books by Chuck Palahniuk
Fight Club | Survivor | Invisible Monsters | Choke | Lullaby | Diary | Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon | Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories | Haunted

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Choke (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (402 words)
Choke (2001) is a novel by U.S. author Chuck Palahniuk.
Choke follows Victor and his friend Denny through a few months of their lives with frequent flashbacks to the days when Victor was a child.
As Choke is episodic in character, individual chapters deal with different aspects of the narrators life and the lives of those around him.
Choke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (319 words)
Choke (horse), a condition in horses in which the esophagus is blocked
Choked flow, a restriction of a gas or fluid flow under pressure
A choke in a shotgun is a restriction or narrowing of the barrel, intended to tighten the shot pattern
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