Cut to the Twisp: The Lost Parts of Youth in Revolt and Other Stories

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Fans of "Youth in Revolt" rejoice! Here restored at last are nearly 100 pages of text cut from the 1995 and later U.S. and U.K. editions. Each passage is keyed to the page from which it was deleted for ease in reading.
Now you can discover what happened to Lefty in Book II. Did he really have that rumored operation? Did Millie Filbert try to seduce Nick or was he just imagining it? What happened at Grannie DeFalco’s funeral after the drinking began in earnest? Who ratted on ...
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Overview

Fans of "Youth in Revolt" rejoice! Here restored at last are nearly 100 pages of text cut from the 1995 and later U.S. and U.K. editions. Each passage is keyed to the page from which it was deleted for ease in reading.
Now you can discover what happened to Lefty in Book II. Did he really have that rumored operation? Did Millie Filbert try to seduce Nick or was he just imagining it? What happened at Grannie DeFalco’s funeral after the drinking began in earnest? Who ratted on Nick to the Berkeley police to collect the reward? Why did Nick plan that elaborate Halloween deception? Who was he trying to fix up with his former teacher? And more.
Besides filling in the missing plot elements, the restored passages round out the characters to reflect the author’s original vision. Also collected here are C.D. Payne humor pieces composed over the past two decades. Read about an intergalactic alien who touches down in an English garden. Discover the dating habits of Silicon Valley singles. Peruse class notes that you’re not likely to read in your college alumni magazine. Learn how to put the sizzle in a sophisticated love scene. A dozen selections in all.
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Publishers Weekly
When Doubleday published C.D. Payne's cult favorite, Youth in Revolt, in 1995, about 100 pages of text were scrapped. Cut to the Twisp collects these "lost parts" and provides page references to help hardcore fans connect the dots. Also included are a dozen of Payne's comic pieces, including "Let Us All Write a Sophisticated Love Scene," a hilariously noirish multiple-choice exercise; "The Visitation," in which a genteel Brit entertains a space alien who wears a leisure suit and enjoys Cheezits; and "Alumni Notes," a roster of the dubious accomplishments of fictional alums like Crandle Holmes, whose Internet cupcake business went belly-up. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Bloody chunks butchered from Payne's Youth in Revolt by an unfeeling and venal Doubleday editor. Doubleday's abridged Youth in Revolt (1995) was a massive chop job on Payne's self-published 1993 version (3,000 hardbacks, now fetching a neat rare-book price), which in itself was into a small-print, 500-page, one-volume condensation of three Nick Twisp novels totaling 1,000 pages. A fourth volume, Revolting Youth: The Further Journals of Nick Twisp, was also self-published last year. Doubleday apparently was unwilling to render plastic surgery once more and passed on this unsure moneymaker. All this must be held in mind when giving thought to buying Cut to the Twisp, which tells no story but merely supplies the trimmed-out passages to fans groaning for Nick's lost passages but finding the original edition unavailable. This is not a book to buy without already having the Doubleday version; otherwise you will simply be stirring "mystery animal parts" (as the mighty Twisp says in another context) on your plate. Still, should you care to read a book composed of dropped paragraphs and brief passages that in themselves have only cryptic suggestions as to their narrative muscle or marrow, be Nick's guest for this revolutionary mode of storytelling. Also on hand is a clutch of snippets that collect Payne's humor pieces of the past two decades, ripped from sources too frail to identify. (Perhaps his bottom desk drawer?) These include a disquisition on apt modes of suicide for poets: hemp rope, leather belt, beheading (cf. Mishima), and so on. Others, such as "The Visitation" and "Let Us All Write a Sophisticated Love Scene," can be quite amusing. Now that Payne has hooked up withHollywood's Farrelly brothers (slated to produce the film version of his Frisco Pigeon Mambo, 2000), maybe he can finally get some respect for Twisp as well.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781882647033
  • Publisher: Aivia Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 162
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

C.D. Payne is the author of a dozen humorous novels that have won a large readership around the world. His novel "Youth in Revolt" was made into a movie of the same name which debuted in 2010. From Dimension Films, it starred Michael Cera, Steve Buscemi, Ray Liotta, and Jean Smart.
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