Basement of Wolves

Basement of Wolves

by Daniel Allen Cox
     
 

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In this taut, beautifully layered novel by Lambda Literary and Ferro-Grumley Award finalist Cox (Shuck, Krakow Melt), Michael-David is a paranoid actor who feels that fame has ruined him. When a film shoot with wolves for co-stars takes a troubling turn, he disappears shortly before the premiere and barricades himself in an L.A. hotel, convinced that…  See more details below

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In this taut, beautifully layered novel by Lambda Literary and Ferro-Grumley Award finalist Cox (Shuck, Krakow Melt), Michael-David is a paranoid actor who feels that fame has ruined him. When a film shoot with wolves for co-stars takes a troubling turn, he disappears shortly before the premiere and barricades himself in an L.A. hotel, convinced that he’s cursed and must ride it out in hiding. He begins to explore the hotel’s secret passageways with the help of a young skateboarder he befriends, away from the glare of the spotlight. Meanwhile, the film’s director, suspicious that Michael-David is having an affair with his ex, is trying to find him in time for the premiere. A long-dormant nicotine addiction leads him closer to the target and into the path of danger, while the olves also sniff out Michael-David for one final scene.

A work of dream logic, Basement of Wolves is a haunting and cinematic romp through the minefields of identity crisis.

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Publishers Weekly
After receiving threats from an unhinged young Internet suitor, aging actor Michael-David holes up in a downtown L.A. hotel to re-evaluate his career, a sudden disappearance that leaves in chaos a troubled film with little plot beyond a deadly trombone and a child raised by wolves. The director of this messy film is Chris Culpepper, a Scientologist with a cuckold fetish and an astounding nicotine addiction who seems to be losing both his wife and his mind. Hiding out, Michael-David meets Tim, a sexy young skateboarder, who quickly moves into his hotel suite and begins mixing up dangerous chemicals. Cox’s novel (after Krakow Melt) is at once a comic exposé of ego and neurosis and an insider-y look at the perils and pitfalls of fame, art, and Hollywood, where self-Googling, aging out of roles, and getting the right table at a restaurant are of paramount importance. Cox has a punchy, darkly humorous style that embraces the profane, but is still probing and exciting. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551524474
Publisher:
Arsenal Pulp Press, Limited
Publication date:
04/10/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
176 KB

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Daniel Allen Cox is the author of the novels Shuck (2008), shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award and a ReLit Award, and Krakow Melt (2010), shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award and the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction. Daniel has spoken and performed widely at literary festivals and universities.

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