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In a wildly careening plot that can only be described as crack noir, two pipeheads accidentally steal a photo of George W. Bush's presidential package and decide to blackmail the Republican Party. Before the crack-crazed thieves can follow through, however, gorgeous, whip-smart Nurse Tina, who's just offed her husband with a bowl of Drano-laced Lucky Charms, absconds with the goods. When Manny Rubert, a scarred ex-junkie turned codeine-popping detective, is called in to investigate the "foamer" hubby's untimely demise, love hits him like a wrench to the head.

Soon Manny and Tina are making plans of their own for the presidential pie — and for their future together. But the meddling police chiefs and motel room sex-change surgeons of the world just won't leave them alone. And then there are those killer crackheads, still out there and closing in....

Review:

"Wanton violence. Crushing drug addiction. Sexual abuse. It's the world according to Stahl, back with a third tale of whacked-out people in a whacked-out world." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Jerry Stahl should either get the Pulitzer Prize or be shot down in the street like a dog." Anthony Bourdain

Review:

"Readers who are steel-stomached enough to withstand the gruesome violence as well as Stahl's harrowing depiction of crack addiction will well enjoy this fast-paced comic thriller." Booklist

Synopsis:

James Ellroy calls him the American hipster bard. In Plainclothes Naked, the darkly satiric author of Permanent Midnight and Perv: A Love Story turns his twisted wit, imagination, and no-holds-barred approach to the detective novel.

About the Author

Jerry Stahl has written for GQ, Village Voice, Esquire, and Hustler, among many others, as well as film and television, and is the author of the acclaimed memoir Permanent Midnight, which chronicled his drug addiction and was made into a film starring Ben Stiller.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060933531
Author:
Stahl, Jerry
Publisher:
William Morrow
Author:
Stah
Author:
l, Jerry
Author:
by Jerry Stahl
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
107-595
Publication Date:
20021112
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.93 in 15.49 oz

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Product details 336 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780060933531 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Wanton violence. Crushing drug addiction. Sexual abuse. It's the world according to Stahl, back with a third tale of whacked-out people in a whacked-out world." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Jerry Stahl should either get the Pulitzer Prize or be shot down in the street like a dog."
"Review" by , "Readers who are steel-stomached enough to withstand the gruesome violence as well as Stahl's harrowing depiction of crack addiction will well enjoy this fast-paced comic thriller."
"Synopsis" by , James Ellroy calls him the American hipster bard. In Plainclothes Naked, the darkly satiric author of Permanent Midnight and Perv: A Love Story turns his twisted wit, imagination, and no-holds-barred approach to the detective novel.
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