Helen And Desire

Helen And Desire

by Alexander Trocchi


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How difficult it is to explain! The terribly mute hunger in our bodies! If I touch my thigh here in the near darkness of the tent my whole body is again instinct with the driving urge that brought me here, and I cannot explain it. As always, it is stronger than fear. For me it has always been that way . . .

When the irrepressible Helen runs away from the small town she grew up in, she discovers a world of excitement and experience beyond even her imagination, from Sydney to Singapore, Bombay, Monte Carlo and the Sahara desert. A subversive and deeply suggestive masterpiece, Helen and Desire is Trocchi's greatest erotic novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857869418
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publication date: 08/16/2012
Series: Rebel Inc. Classic
Edition description: Main
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 853,141
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Alexander Trocchi was born in Glasgow on 30 July, 1925. At various points in his life he was a straight-A student, a pig farmer, a family man, a pimp, a heroin addict, a pornographer, a dealer in antique books, a forger, a polemicist, a revolutionary, a literary editor, a 'cosmonaut of inner space', and not least a novelist and writer. The best of his novels include Helen and Desire, Young Adam , and the semi-autobiographical junk classic, Cain's Book. He died in 1984 at the age of 59.

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