I Want to Watch : In an apartment in Italy, a man and little girl are playing hide and seek. Indulgently he gives up the search, and the little girl emerges from her hiding-place with a happy squeal. He kneels down and she throws her arms around him, as he kisses her forehead and the top of her head. He strokes her back and wraps his arms around her. Then, coldly, expertly, he breaks her neck . . . David Heller is a lawyer who has made a reputation as a highly successful defender of his clients â many of whom are clearly guilty. Celeste is a schoolgirl, barely sixteen, and a prostitute, hanging out along the beach near her home. One afternoon, she witnesses a man leaving a rucksack by one of the fishing boats moored along the shore. On following him to his building she hears the porter greet him 'You are lucky, Avvocato Heller'. . . I Want to Watch is a powerful and gripping story of desire, transgression and despair exploring the increasingly bizarre and dangerous association between the lawyer and the schoolgirl. Written in spare, unflinching, suggestive prose, it recalls Kafka and Camus as much as it does Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho.
|Ficción||Mystery & Detective|