Monday, July 14, 2008
NEW ARRIVALS: Heartworm Press
John Shaw: NARCISA (New PB) $19.95
A 360 page memoir by Jonathan Shaw.
Narcisa: Our Lady of Ashes is Shaw's first leap into the world of shock literature. Based on a true story and set in the hot urban sprawl of Rio de Janeiro, Shaw's tale follows the twisted love affair between a middle-aged gypsy and the beautifully manipulative and insane young prostitute, Narcisa, with hilarious, poignant and often tragic detail. Recounted in three years of diary entries, Shaw's character navigates the teeming slums and lice-infested flop houses of Rio and stumbles along a secret passage to enlightenment at the hands of a gyrating Buddhist Dakini. Through this darkly hilarious litany of doomed love, drug addiction, compulsive sex and mutual enslavement, Shaw proves that it is possible to follow your heart and never once be degraded by self pity.-Heartworm Press
Intro by Lydia Lunch, photo by Richard Kern.
Limited to 1,000 copies.
Eric Paul: I OFFERED MYSELF AS THE SEA (New PB) $14.00
I Offered Myself As The Sea is a collection of poems as well as lyrical content from Paul's respective musical outings, Arab On Radar and The Chinese Stars. It is a perfect bound book with front and back cover art by Allison Cole, and designed by Anthony Smyrski.
First edition of 1,000 copies.
Max G. Morton: INDESTRUCTIBLE WOLVES OF THE APOCALYPSE JUNKYARD (New HB: OUT OF PRINT!) $29.95 SOLD OUT!
Indestructible Wolves of the Apocalypse Junkyard
is Max G. Morton's seven-story porthole into the sacrilege unknown. Morton takes us from the suburban wasteland of the 1980's and onward to the creepy crawls of a New York that no longer exists, while blurring and crossing cult cinema and music's line between fantasy and reality. From arson-happy skinheads to shootouts with snuff-collecting undercovers, and from Patty Waters' voodoo love to Cupid's syringe, Indestructible Wolves is a sexually charged frenzy of a drug-addled memoir, a true testimony of an authentic original. -Heartworm Press
Limited to 500 copies
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