Lust & Longing in New York [NOOK Book]

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Lust & Longing in New York is a Gonzo-style journey into the concrete heart of America. A next-gen incarnation of Hunter S. Thompson, Scottish poet and writer Sean Urquhart exposes his mind, body, and soul to NYC, and the city’s darkest vestiges seep out from beneath their modern-day sheen to greet him. With a head full of madness and drugs, Urquhart traverses Manhattan’s maze of streets, bars, hotels, subways, and subversive characters, offering unfiltered descriptions of his sights, sounds, and experiences....
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Overview

Lust & Longing in New York is a Gonzo-style journey into the concrete heart of America. A next-gen incarnation of Hunter S. Thompson, Scottish poet and writer Sean Urquhart exposes his mind, body, and soul to NYC, and the city’s darkest vestiges seep out from beneath their modern-day sheen to greet him. With a head full of madness and drugs, Urquhart traverses Manhattan’s maze of streets, bars, hotels, subways, and subversive characters, offering unfiltered descriptions of his sights, sounds, and experiences. In a stream-of-consciousness (and often unconscious) style, Urquhart deals with his own internal despair as well as a motley crew of misguided fellow Scots, drunken sympathizers, drug dealers (and sharers), mysterious women, and run-of-the-mill American drones. His gripping prose monologue is offset with inspired, one-of-a-kind poetry that brings his alcohol-addled vision of The Big Apple to unsettling life. You’ll alternately pity and pull for Urquhart as he grapples with substance abuse, shady characters, and internal conflict, all the while unwilling or unable to escape the fate he’s arranged for himself. Lust & Longing in New York is a reckless, riveting experience that is as unforgettable as the great city itself.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015823523
  • Publisher: Thinker Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/30/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Sean Urquhart is a seasoned writer and psychogeographer with experience in the progressive music business as a musician and sound engineer. He writes for publications including Prog, The Crack Magazine and Turps Magazine. His band, The Lunacy Board, has released three albums, and he has collaborated with noted digital artist Greg Carter on their book, 14 Cages. He blogs regularly at BestThinking and is currently curating a regular night of Prog Rock entitled "Prog on The Tyne" in Newcastle with social anthropologist and art historian Louise Thody, who also just happens to be his partner. He lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, but was born a tad further north in Paisley, Scotland. He likes real ale, decent wine and obscure music from Canterbury.

Ross Laing studied digital animation at Newcastle College and has been published in magazines such as Novel. He is a gifted illustrator and wunderkind barkeep who keeps Newcastle's pub, The Head of Steam, going almost singlehanded. Sean's right-hand man on this book and a great friend, Ross has forgotten more about beer than most of us mere mortals know.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    This book represents a new wave of travel writing that transcend

    This book represents a new wave of travel writing that transcends mere Rough Guide or Lonely Planet traverses. It is one man's descent into madness,
    chaos and into the hard hinterland of New York. He makes it thru this journey relying on his wits, humor and street-savvy wisdom. He is assaulted both mentally and physically by the great city and there but for fortune go you or I. Urquhart is a canny poet with an absurd and esoteric use of words that amuse, shock and profoundly entertain. This is a fantastic debut!

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