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Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance

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Publisher Comments:

From the celebrated author of the best-selling cult classic Trainspotting, a new work of fiction that triumphantly puts the "E" back in Eros.

With three delightful tales of love and its ups and downs, the ever-surprising Irvine Welsh virtually invents a new genre of fiction: the chemical romance.

In "Lorraine Goes to Livingston," a best-selling author of Regency romances, paralyzed and bedridden, plans her revenge on a gambling, whoring husband with the aid of her nurse, Lorraine. In "Fortune's Always Hiding," flawed beauty Samantha Worthington enlists a smitten young soccer thug to find the man who marketed the drug that crippled her from birth — in order to give him a taste of his own disastrous medicine. In the upbeat final tale, "The Undefeated," we experience the transfiguring passion of the miserably married young yuppie Heather and the raver Lloyd from Leith — a grand affair played out to a house music beat.

As these fools for love pursue it in all the wrong places, Ecstasy is guaranteed to set pulses racing and hearts aflutter.

Review:

"The ecstasy involved in rave-writer Welsh's three novellas at first may seem exclusively the chemical kind ('e,' 'ecky,' 'MDMA') downed at Dionysian dance parties by alienated post-Thatcher youth and nearly every character here. But Welsh's latest misfits are also looking (however incoherently) for a higher ecstasy too....Meantime, though, they are hooked on other drugs, petty crime, pub brawls, casual/kinky sex and bodice-buster novels....Ecstasy exports Welsh's pitch-perfect slang, black humor, and surreal imagination in an exhilarating, mutable style like the written equivalent of techno music, cutting right through to his characters' lives." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Ecstasy is spiced with horror, passion, and necrophilia. These flavors help make the tales more tempting, but it is Irvine Welsh's infectious Scottish humor, balancing wry observation with a cavalier canniness, which keeps the reader turning the pages....Unforgettably original!" The Literary Review

Review:

"With his usual hilarious splenetic form, Welsh reminds us that no living author is better at getting into the mind of someone who is out of his head." Sunday Times (London)

Review:

"Welsh's world is spiky, trashy, and brutal. It is also brilliant, hilarious, and infused with a kind of punkish morality...outrageously funny." Sunday Express

Synopsis:

From the celebrated author of the bestselling cult classic , a new work of fiction that triumphantly puts the E back in Eros.

Synopsis:

With three delightful tales of love and its ups and downs, the ever-surprising Irvine Welsh virtually invents a new genre of fiction: the chemical romance .

In "Lorraine Goes to Livingston," a bestselling authoress of Regency romances, paralyzed and bedridden, plans her revenge on gambling, whoring husband with the aid of her nurse Lorraine. In "Fortune's Always Hiding," flawed beauty Samantha Worthington enlists a smitten young soccer thug to find the man who marketed the drug that crippled her from birth--in order to give his a taste of his own disastrous medicine. In the upbeat final tale "The Undefeated," we experience the transfiguring passion of the miserably married young yuppie Heather and the raver Lloyd from Leith--a grand affair played out to a house music beat.

As these fools for love pursue it in all the wrong places, Ecstasy is guaranteed to set pulses racing and hearts aflutter.

Synopsis:

With three delightful tales of love and its up and downs, the ever-surprising Irvine Welsh virtually invents a new genre of fiction: the chemical romance. In "Lorraine Goes to Livingston", a best-selling author of Regency romances, paralyzed and bedridden, plans her revenge on a gambling, whoring husband with the aid of her nurse, Lorraine. In "Fortune's Always Hiding", flawed beauty Samantha Worthington enlists a smitten young soccer thug to find the man who marketed the drug that crippled her from birth - in order to give him a taste of his own disastrous medicine. In the upbeat final tale, "The Undefeated", we experience the transfiguring passion of the miserably married young yuppie Heather and the raver Lloyd from Leith - a grand affair played out to a house music beat.

About the Author

IRVINE WELSH is the wildly acclaimed author of the novels Trainspotting, which was long-listed for the Booker Prize and made into an internationally successful film, and Marabou Stork Nightmares and the story collection The Acid House, all published by Norton. He lives in Edinburgh and Amsterdam on no fixed schedule.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393315813
Author:
Welsh, Irvine
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
Ecstasy
Subject:
Scotland Social life and customs.
Subject:
Black humor (Literature)
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st. Norton pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
19960831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.23x5.44x.72 in. .64 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393315813 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The ecstasy involved in rave-writer Welsh's three novellas at first may seem exclusively the chemical kind ('e,' 'ecky,' 'MDMA') downed at Dionysian dance parties by alienated post-Thatcher youth and nearly every character here. But Welsh's latest misfits are also looking (however incoherently) for a higher ecstasy too....Meantime, though, they are hooked on other drugs, petty crime, pub brawls, casual/kinky sex and bodice-buster novels....Ecstasy exports Welsh's pitch-perfect slang, black humor, and surreal imagination in an exhilarating, mutable style like the written equivalent of techno music, cutting right through to his characters' lives."
"Review" by , "Ecstasy is spiced with horror, passion, and necrophilia. These flavors help make the tales more tempting, but it is Irvine Welsh's infectious Scottish humor, balancing wry observation with a cavalier canniness, which keeps the reader turning the pages....Unforgettably original!"
"Review" by , "With his usual hilarious splenetic form, Welsh reminds us that no living author is better at getting into the mind of someone who is out of his head."
"Review" by , "Welsh's world is spiky, trashy, and brutal. It is also brilliant, hilarious, and infused with a kind of punkish morality...outrageously funny."
"Synopsis" by , From the celebrated author of the bestselling cult classic , a new work of fiction that triumphantly puts the E back in Eros.
"Synopsis" by , With three delightful tales of love and its ups and downs, the ever-surprising Irvine Welsh virtually invents a new genre of fiction: the chemical romance .

In "Lorraine Goes to Livingston," a bestselling authoress of Regency romances, paralyzed and bedridden, plans her revenge on gambling, whoring husband with the aid of her nurse Lorraine. In "Fortune's Always Hiding," flawed beauty Samantha Worthington enlists a smitten young soccer thug to find the man who marketed the drug that crippled her from birth--in order to give his a taste of his own disastrous medicine. In the upbeat final tale "The Undefeated," we experience the transfiguring passion of the miserably married young yuppie Heather and the raver Lloyd from Leith--a grand affair played out to a house music beat.

As these fools for love pursue it in all the wrong places, Ecstasy is guaranteed to set pulses racing and hearts aflutter.
"Synopsis" by , With three delightful tales of love and its up and downs, the ever-surprising Irvine Welsh virtually invents a new genre of fiction: the chemical romance. In "Lorraine Goes to Livingston", a best-selling author of Regency romances, paralyzed and bedridden, plans her revenge on a gambling, whoring husband with the aid of her nurse, Lorraine. In "Fortune's Always Hiding", flawed beauty Samantha Worthington enlists a smitten young soccer thug to find the man who marketed the drug that crippled her from birth - in order to give him a taste of his own disastrous medicine. In the upbeat final tale, "The Undefeated", we experience the transfiguring passion of the miserably married young yuppie Heather and the raver Lloyd from Leith - a grand affair played out to a house music beat.
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