New York Graphic [Paperback]

Item : New York Graphic [Paperback]
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Category : Books
Author Author : Baker, Adam Lloyd
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0385498438
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780385498432
Publisher Publisher : Anchor
Pages Pages : 288
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 102460500

A delicious, darkly comic work of new urban noir from an original new literary talent.

Meet Virgil Strauss, a physically and emotionally unkempt yet somehow appealing tabloid photographer whose passion is bearing photographic witness--à la Weegee--to the obscene, malevolent and sanguine viscera of New York culture.

To his disapppointment and defeat,The New York Graphic--the city's most renowned shock-based tabloid daily--has routinely rejected Virgil's work.  But when Virgil and his friend Larry Onions rip off a local church, he gets the picture of a lifetime, a job at theGraphic,  and a generous measure of trouble, leading to serious indiscretions that include (but aren't limited to): grave robbing, straining his neighbor's dog's feces for an inadvertently consumed diamond, widely circulating the work of a renowned "art terrorist," and being an FBI informant in a serial bombing case.   Helping Virgil through his hard times is Marcy, HIV-positive porn-star girlfriend, whose wispy, hardened, tragic strength brings tenderness and humanity to Virgil's cold-blooded reality.

New York Graphicis a winningly fresh contribution to the noir genre: alternately hilarious, vulgar, touching, seriously disturbed--and a delightfully heady reading."For those who like their comedy very black, a brilliantly scabrous portrait of urban life."  --The Bookseller

"A compulsively readable debut."--Publishing Weekly

"Well-written, bursting with panache, [New York Graphic] should probably carry a public health warning.   Read and enjoy."--The Tangled Web

"A disturbing and dazzlingly assured achievement."--The Observer(London)

"You will be helplessly hooked by [New York Graphic].... Sick, cynical, and rather wonderful" ----Time OutLondonThe son of a vicar, ADAM LLlS(

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