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Jerk
     

Jerk

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by Dennis Cooper
 

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A short story from the collection Ugly Man by Dennis Cooper.

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A short story from the collection Ugly Man by Dennis Cooper.

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Library Journal
Though this work is based in a true story, the subject matter here is not far afield from Cooper's past fiction ( Wrong, LJ 5/15/92; Frisk , Grove 1991). An accomplice to early-Seventies serial killer Dean Corll, David Brooks alternates his catharsis-on-tour puppet show with confessional essays. Both are deadpan descriptions of his last days with Corll and fellow accomplice Wayne Henley. The book closes with a term paper written by a student analyzing this play/reading, seen with his psychology class earlier in the term. The various narators' voices are finely tuned, and the contrast of overwrought prose with banal observation in the closing essay is perfectly executed. Jerk adroitly raises anew questions about the boundaries of fiction, nonfiction, and criticism while remaining an engrossing story. Included are ten photos of conceptual artist Nayland Blake's puppets, which inspired this novella. Cooper's most complex and complete work yet belongs in all literary fiction collections; while large contemporary art collections should consider for Blake's work. --Eric Bryant, ``Library Journal''

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ISBN-13:
9780061926785
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/26/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
823,539
File size:
169 KB

Meet the Author

Dennis Cooper is the author of the George Miles Cycle, an interconnected sequence of five novels: Closer, Frisk, Try, Guide, and Period. His other works include My Loose Thread; The Sluts, winner of France's Prix Sade and the Lambda Literary Award; God, Jr.; Wrong; The Dream Police; and Ugly Man. He divides his time between Los Angeles and Paris.

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Jerk 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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THIS REMINDS ME OF MY OTHER BF'S I DATED THEY WERE NOTHING BUT JERKS TO ME SO I'LL TREAT THEM THE SAME WAY AND SEE HOW THEY FEEL AT LEAST I HAVE A BOYFRIEND I'VE DATED FOR ABOUT THREE OR FOUR MONTHS ALREADY WE BOTH R GOING TO BE IN 9TH GRADE ANDVWE LOOK SO CUTE TOGETHER AND MY SISTER CAN'T EVEN KEEP A BOYFRIEND FOR A DAY BUT HER AND HER BOYF RIEND LOOK CUTE TOGETHER AND I HOPE THEY STAY TOGETHER AND GE MARRIED AND HAVE AS MANY KIDS AS THEY WANT I DON'T CARE IT'S NOT MY LIFE IT'S THEIRS I ALREADY GOT A BOYFRIEND WE WILL GET MARRIED SOMEDAY WHEN WE GET MARRIED WE PROBALY HAVE ABOUT 2 OR 3 KID'S GOT TO GO TO BED KNOW BEFORE I GET CAUGHT BY MY MOM AND I ACTUALLY CANT TALK TO ANYBODY I DON'T KNOW BYE