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Lunar Attractions
     

Lunar Attractions

by Clark Blaise
 

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"Engaging, stirring, and hard to put down."—The New York Times Book Review

First published in 1979, Lunar Attractions is the story of David Greenwood, a whimsical boy from the Florida backwoods whose shocking sexual awakening propels him into the world of murder and extortion that roils beneath the surface of 1950s America.

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"Engaging, stirring, and hard to put down."—The New York Times Book Review

First published in 1979, Lunar Attractions is the story of David Greenwood, a whimsical boy from the Florida backwoods whose shocking sexual awakening propels him into the world of murder and extortion that roils beneath the surface of 1950s America.

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The Los Angeles Times Book Review
'At first Lunar Attractions looks like a very good first novel.... In fact, wow! It's terrific! And then, during one of the most surprising sex scenes you'll ever read in your life, it starts getting better.... Lunar Attractions has scenes like Emma being seduced by Rodolphe in Madame Bovary, or Julien stumbling across Europe battlefields in The Charterhouse of Parma, or Dean Moriary parking cars in On the Road.'
The New York Times Book Review
'Engaging, stirring and hard to put down ... a born storyteller ... a writer to savour.'
The National Review
'The most ferocious and astonishing scene of adolescent sexual first contact ever written: in English: in fiction.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781771960014
Publisher:
Biblioasis
Publication date:
03/17/2015
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Dan Wakefield
'A spooky and wonderful book about growing up. I thought there were no new ways to write about adolescence, but Clark Blaise has proved me wrong.'

Meet the Author

Clark Blaise has taught in Montreal, Toronto, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, as well as at Skidmore College, Columbia University, Iowa, NYU, Sarah Lawrence and Emory. For several years he directed the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. Among the most widely travelled of authors, he has taught or lectured in Japan, India, Singapore, Australia, Finland, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Holland, Germany, Haiti and Mexico. He lived for years in San Francisco, teaching at the

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