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Venus Drive by Sam Lipsyte 1890447250 9781890447250
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Venus Drive by Sam Lipsyte

From the peep palaces of Times Square to the cubicles of corporate America, Sam Lipsytes stories wander a dark, comic road full of need and regret. His damaged, searching narrators deliver their reports of addiction, lust, loneliness, grief, and the doomed dream of rock n roll with a sly lyricism and eerie spareness that somehow redeem them. Listen to this chorus of gallows humor and goodwill sometimes gone bad and hear wild voices rise out of the din of city living: Gary is a failed punk icon turned petty drug dealer and amateur self- actualization guru; the Chersky girl makes a strange midnight discovery roller-skating through a Depression-era morgue. Pot-dazed Trotskyists, summer-camp sadists, and babysitters with an eye toward erotic humiliation also make themselves known in the lost, shattered landscapes of Lipsytes fictions. When you have an old soul like I do, deadpans one hero, everything gets old really quick. Nothing is new. An avocado, a glass of beer, everything tastes like its been sitting out on a table too long. These stories, loosely linked in character and setting, recall the stark realism of Denis Johnson and the wild humor of Barry Hannah. In these poignant, sharp-witted tales, Sam Lipsyte proves himself one of todays most visceral and fearless short-story writers.

Author: Sam Lipsyte

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 178

Publisher: Grove Press, Open City Books

Publication Date: 2000-05-01

Our Price: $4.74

ISBN: 1890447250

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