• To tell the truth, girls are no longer the way they used to be. They play gangsters, nowadays, just like boys. They organize rackets. They plan holdups and practice karate. They will rape defenseless adolescents. They wear pants... Life has become impossible.

    Alain Robbe-Grillet (2015). “La Maison de Rendez-Vous and Djinn: Two Novels”, p.11, Grove/Atlantic, Inc.