The uproarious first novel from cult songwriter Momus, hailed by Mojo as the most underrated man in pop!
Known primarily for his avant-garde music, Momus (aka Nick Currie) proves that he is no slouch as fiction writer either, easily translating his iconoclastic vision to prose. The novel is a phantasmagorical ride through dirty jokes that, in Momus's twisted alternate reality, dictate the lives of a very unfortunate family. It's all here: bestiality, incest, rape, murder and combinations thereof, as if related in the locker room of a junior high. There is no clear narrative structure; the action meanders through anecdotes told by the narrator-sometimes a young boy, and sometimes his hugely endowed father-who lives in a glass house and is sometimes imprisoned with a pair known only as the Murderer and the Molester. The humor is dark and absurd and genuinely funny (though not for everyone), and the style is reminiscent of Naked Lunch, with puns and coarse jokes instead of caterpillars and otherworldly creatures. This strong and short novel, despite its uncompromising structure and style, is delightfully crude and never ever dull. (Sept.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Meet the Author
Momus (aka Nick Currie) was born in Scotland in 1960. The son of a linguist, he began a career as a singer-songwriter in London in the mid-’80s, and has since released twenty albums of songs in styles ranging from chamber pop to exuberant folktronica, as well as working as an artist, and a journalist for Wired, The New York Times, and many other publications.
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