Perv--a Love Story

Perv--a Love Story

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by Jerry Stahl
     
 

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Set in 1970, in the last, dark days of hippiedom, Perv -- A Love Story is the saga of Bobby Stark, a sixteen-year-old batch of desire and angst struggling to stay sane in a world gone Day-Glo.

As the novel opens, Bobby loses his virginity in a drug-addled tryst with a one-armed barber's daughter. For his sins he's thrown out of school and dispatched

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Set in 1970, in the last, dark days of hippiedom, Perv -- A Love Story is the saga of Bobby Stark, a sixteen-year-old batch of desire and angst struggling to stay sane in a world gone Day-Glo.

As the novel opens, Bobby loses his virginity in a drug-addled tryst with a one-armed barber's daughter. For his sins he's thrown out of school and dispatched to live with his mom, a festive electro shock aficionado, whose condo he flees to track down Michelle, the gorgeously damaged, lasped Hare Krishna-ette he's adored since kindergarten.

Like the rest of their generation, the couple hit the road for California, only to be picked up in a hell-fueled Lincoln by a pair of Bad Hippies -- Meat and Varnish -- smacked-out spiritual cousins to Charles Manson. From here the trip gets vicious....

Already an underground classic, Perv-A Love Story is relentlessly twisted, sexy, and savagely funny literary excursion, a novel of doomed youth in the era when Flower Power had begun to wilt.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061956751
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/13/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
File size:
944 KB

Meet the Author

Jerry Stahl is the author of Permanent Midnight; I, Fatty; Perv—a Love Story; and Plainclothes Naked. He has written extensively for film and television, and his work has appeared in Esquire, Details, Playboy, and other publications. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Perv--a Love Story 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Jerry Stahl has truly recaptured the spirit in American litterature left void by the beats and has the makings of another Cathcer in the Rye, banned everywhere. This book reminds us of what it is like to be 16 and not be sure of anything.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a pretty quick read that provided a few good laughs. Worth reading
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story of young Bobby Stark as he fights his way through the oncoming disillusionment of adulthood. I found this to be a well written book. When at the end it seems to give in too gratuity, the writer has the grace to pull back. While sometimes uneven, it is always funny and there are many moments of true poetry. Jerry Stahl seems like a guy you'd want to hang with.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I hated it! I trudged through it! If this book had a plot (which I'm not sure it did) it was utterly ridiculous. The particulars of the book were disgusting, disturbing, and made me have bad dreams. If you want to feel horrible, read this book.