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ISBN13: 9780316120975
ISBN10: 0316120979
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Nick Tosches feels life ebbing out of him. He wanders New York City's streets and alleys, immersing himself in the crowd, eventually retreating to a dimly lit bar. There, in the gloom, he meets a tantalizing young woman, and the night that follows is unlike anything he has ever experienced. Propelled by uncontrollable, primordial desires, he tastes human blood for the first time and is filled with a sexual and spiritual ecstasy.

The revival quickly fades, and soon Nick is yearning for another taste of the elusive rapture. There follows a descent into madness and a darkness beyond any darkness he has ever imagined, culminating in a revelation beyond all darkness and all light as well. With his vast knowledge of ancient wisdom, Nick Tosches has written a beautiful and daring novel about man's forbidden desires and attraction to the mysteries of life, death, and eternity.

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"In this novel of sadomasochistic vampirism, an aging writer drinks blood to restore youth, vitality, and the urge to write. Nick is a misanthrope who sees people as 'a source of tedium and acid reflux.' With young women, he enjoys rough sex, the kind that draws blood (his pickups like to be raped, bitten, and whipped). But there are no black capes or bats; instead, drinking blood is the transgressive act of an intellectual, an incarnadine feast over dull conversations about, among other things, the efficiency of the Greek language or the precision of Latin when it comes to oral sex. Nick also converses with the devil, about haberdashery and The Music Man. Occasionally, Tosches (In the Hand of Dante) uses the narrator as a mouthpiece to decry the 'monopoly of bookstores' (a subject he's covered before), 'island-nigger nannies... pushing white yuppie brats in three-grand prams and strollers,' and other topics. The book is composed of turgid prose, pornographic sex, misogyny, and slurs, images, and scenes impartial in their offensiveness, such as a woman falling in love with her rapist. A novel for the most devoted fans of 'transgressive' fiction and the most outré vampire erotica." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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aldermonkey, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by aldermonkey)
Tosches is a rare writer, one who gets better with age. He seems fearless in his writing. This book is about, among other things, confronting your hidden fear.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316120975
Author:
Tosches, Nick
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Author:
Tosches, Nick
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this novel of sadomasochistic vampirism, an aging writer drinks blood to restore youth, vitality, and the urge to write. Nick is a misanthrope who sees people as 'a source of tedium and acid reflux.' With young women, he enjoys rough sex, the kind that draws blood (his pickups like to be raped, bitten, and whipped). But there are no black capes or bats; instead, drinking blood is the transgressive act of an intellectual, an incarnadine feast over dull conversations about, among other things, the efficiency of the Greek language or the precision of Latin when it comes to oral sex. Nick also converses with the devil, about haberdashery and The Music Man. Occasionally, Tosches (In the Hand of Dante) uses the narrator as a mouthpiece to decry the 'monopoly of bookstores' (a subject he's covered before), 'island-nigger nannies... pushing white yuppie brats in three-grand prams and strollers,' and other topics. The book is composed of turgid prose, pornographic sex, misogyny, and slurs, images, and scenes impartial in their offensiveness, such as a woman falling in love with her rapist. A novel for the most devoted fans of 'transgressive' fiction and the most outré vampire erotica." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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