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Screwjack: A Short Story
     

Screwjack: A Short Story

by Hunter S. Thompson
 

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An almost unnaturally poignant love story from the father of “Gonzo” journalism and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson.

What makes the romantic short story Screwjack so touching, for all its queerness, is the aching melancholy in its depiction of the modern man's burden: that "we are doomed. Mama has gone off to Real

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An almost unnaturally poignant love story from the father of “Gonzo” journalism and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson.

What makes the romantic short story Screwjack so touching, for all its queerness, is the aching melancholy in its depiction of the modern man's burden: that "we are doomed. Mama has gone off to Real Estate School...and after that maybe even to Law School. We will never see her again."

Hunter S. Thompson’s most searing and unnaturally poignant love story, Screwjack is simultaneously eerie and feverish, debauched and affecting. Never before—and perhaps never since—has modern man’s melancholia been so vividly revealed in one powerful story.

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Library Journal
Thompson published this book in 1991 in a run of only 326 copies, all of which are now are pricey collector's items. Simon & Schuster here reprints that title, which consists of three short stories, in a much easier-to-find and -afford edition. Though not known for his fiction, Thompson has become a cult figure and still manages to attract a good-sized audience. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743215244
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
12/13/2000
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
12
Sales rank:
216,649
File size:
920 KB

Meet the Author

Hunter S. Thompson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His books include Hell's Angels, Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, The Rum Diary, and Better than Sex. He died in February 2005.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 18, 1937
Date of Death:
February 20, 2005
Place of Birth:
Louisville, Kentucky
Place of Death:
Woody Creek, Colorado
Education:
U.S. Air Force, honorably discharged in 1957

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