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The Show That Smells (Little House on the Bowery)

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Publisher Comments:

The most shocking story ever shown on the silver screen

It's also the tale of Jimmie — a country music singer dying of tuberculosis — and Carrie, his wife, who tries to save him by selling her soul to a devil who designs haute couture clothing. Elsa is a powerful Parisian dress designer, and a vampire. She wants to make Carrie look beautiful, smell beautiful — and then she wants to eat her.

Will Carrie survive as her slave?
Will Jimmie be cured?

Starring a host of Hollywood's brightest stars, including Coco Chanel, Lon Chaney, and The Carter Family, The Show that Smells is a thrilling tale of hillbillies, high fashion, and horror.

Review:

"Famed Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli (1890 — 1973) stirs up sanguinary trouble as the 'Dracula of Dressmaking' in McCormack's phantasmagorical novella, the latest entry in Dennis Cooper's Little House on the Bowery series. The action takes place inside a mirror maze at a carnival, where vampiric Elsa crows about her new perfume, Shocking! (the base note is blood), goads a desperate woman into selling her soul and commits dreadful wordplays (' 'Haute couture?' Schiaparelli says. 'Haute horreur!' '). Thank goodness for Coco Chanel, godmother of the little black dress and the cardigan jacket, not to mention part-time vampire-hunter, whose eponymous perfume works better than garlic on nasty old Elsa. But can the Vogue vampire really be vanquished? Throw the Carter family into the mix (Schiaparelli accuses them of 'carter-wauling'), an undead Lon Chaney (The Man of a Thousand Faces) and preparations for two Satanic gay marriages, and you've got a recipe for a book that'll have you shaking your head in an odd but energizing combination of admiration and annoyance. This is a one-of-a-kind glimpse into a clever and devious mind. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Derek McCormack's most compelling work yet is his second selection in Dennis Cooper's groundbreaking Little House on the Bowery fiction series.

Synopsis:

Starring a host of Hollywood's brightest stars, this is a thrilling tale of hillbillies, high fashion, and horror. It tells the story of Jimmie Rodgers, a country music singer dying of tuberculosis, and Carrie, his wife, who tries to save him by selling her soul to the devil.

Synopsis:

“Derek McCormack has written a mini-masterpiece that keeps swelling with invention long after youve put it down.”—Guy Maddin, filmmaker

class="MsoNormal">“A hilarious, strange and altogether ghoulish little freak show of a book . . . A book like The Show that Smells…demonstrates that innovative literature, if such a thing still exists, can be accessible and even fun, especially for those of us with a dark sense of humor.”-Miami Herald

The most shocking story ever shown on the silver screen!

It's also the tale of Jimmie—a country music singer dying of tuberculosis—and Carrie, his wife, who tries to save him by selling her soul to a devil who designs haute couture clothing! Elsa is a powerful Parisian dress designer, and a vampire. She wants to make Carrie look beautiful, smell beautiful—and then she wants to eat her! Will Carrie survive as her slave? Will Jimmie be cured? Starring a host of Hollywood's brightest stars, including Coco Chanel, Lon Chaney, and The Carter Family. The Show that Smells is a thrilling tale of hillbillies, high fashion, and horror!

Derek McCormack is the author of Grab Bag (Akashic Books) and The Haunted Hillbilly (Soft Skull Press), which was named a “Best Book of the Year” by both the Village Voice and the Globe and Mail, and was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. He writes fashion and arts articles for the National Post. He lives in Toronto.

About the Author

Derek McCormack is the author of Grab Bag (Akashic) and The Haunted Hillbilly (Soft Skull), which was named a "best book of the year" by both the Village Voice and The Globe and Mail, and a Lambda Literary Award finalist. He writes fashion and arts articles for the National Post. He lives in Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933354712
Author:
Mccormack, Derek
Publisher:
Akashic Books
Editor:
Cooper, Dennis
Author:
McCormack, Derek
Author:
Cooper, Dennis
Subject:
Gay
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Vampires
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-Gay Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Little House on the Bowery
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.6 x 0.4 in 4.5 oz

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Product details 120 pages Akashic Books - English 9781933354712 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Famed Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli (1890 — 1973) stirs up sanguinary trouble as the 'Dracula of Dressmaking' in McCormack's phantasmagorical novella, the latest entry in Dennis Cooper's Little House on the Bowery series. The action takes place inside a mirror maze at a carnival, where vampiric Elsa crows about her new perfume, Shocking! (the base note is blood), goads a desperate woman into selling her soul and commits dreadful wordplays (' 'Haute couture?' Schiaparelli says. 'Haute horreur!' '). Thank goodness for Coco Chanel, godmother of the little black dress and the cardigan jacket, not to mention part-time vampire-hunter, whose eponymous perfume works better than garlic on nasty old Elsa. But can the Vogue vampire really be vanquished? Throw the Carter family into the mix (Schiaparelli accuses them of 'carter-wauling'), an undead Lon Chaney (The Man of a Thousand Faces) and preparations for two Satanic gay marriages, and you've got a recipe for a book that'll have you shaking your head in an odd but energizing combination of admiration and annoyance. This is a one-of-a-kind glimpse into a clever and devious mind. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Derek McCormack's most compelling work yet is his second selection in Dennis Cooper's groundbreaking Little House on the Bowery fiction series.
"Synopsis" by , Starring a host of Hollywood's brightest stars, this is a thrilling tale of hillbillies, high fashion, and horror. It tells the story of Jimmie Rodgers, a country music singer dying of tuberculosis, and Carrie, his wife, who tries to save him by selling her soul to the devil.

"Synopsis" by ,
“Derek McCormack has written a mini-masterpiece that keeps swelling with invention long after youve put it down.”—Guy Maddin, filmmaker

class="MsoNormal">“A hilarious, strange and altogether ghoulish little freak show of a book . . . A book like The Show that Smells…demonstrates that innovative literature, if such a thing still exists, can be accessible and even fun, especially for those of us with a dark sense of humor.”-Miami Herald

The most shocking story ever shown on the silver screen!

It's also the tale of Jimmie—a country music singer dying of tuberculosis—and Carrie, his wife, who tries to save him by selling her soul to a devil who designs haute couture clothing! Elsa is a powerful Parisian dress designer, and a vampire. She wants to make Carrie look beautiful, smell beautiful—and then she wants to eat her! Will Carrie survive as her slave? Will Jimmie be cured? Starring a host of Hollywood's brightest stars, including Coco Chanel, Lon Chaney, and The Carter Family. The Show that Smells is a thrilling tale of hillbillies, high fashion, and horror!

Derek McCormack is the author of Grab Bag (Akashic Books) and The Haunted Hillbilly (Soft Skull Press), which was named a “Best Book of the Year” by both the Village Voice and the Globe and Mail, and was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. He writes fashion and arts articles for the National Post. He lives in Toronto.

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