Me and the Devil: A Novel

Me and the Devil: A Novel

by Nick Tosches


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A raw and blazing novel by "the single, most brain-searingly dangerous man of letters. Read him at your peril." (Anthony Bourdain)

An aging New Yorker, a writer named Nick, feels life ebbing out of him. The world has gone to hell and Nick is so sick of it all that he can't even have a glass of champagne. Then one night he meets a tantalizing young woman who agrees to come back to his apartment. Their encounter is the most strangely extraordinary of his life. Propelled by uncontrollable, primordial desires, he enters a new and unimagined dimension of the forbidden and is filled with a sexual and spiritual ecstasy that is as intense as it is unholy.

Suddenly Nick's senses are alive. He feels strong, unconquerable, beyond all inhibition and earthly morality. He indulges in life's pleasures, pure and perverse, sublime and dangerous, from the delicate flavors of the perfect tomato to the fleshy beauty of a woman's thigh. But Nick's desire to sustain his rapture leads him to a madness and a darkness far greater and dreadful than have ever ridden the demon mares of night.

Writing in a lineage that includes Dante, William S. Burroughs, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Jr., and Hunter S. Thompson, Nick Tosches may be America's last real literary outlaw-a fearless, uncensorable seeker of our deepest secret truths and desires, from the basest to the most beautiful. Me and the Devil is outrageous, disturbing, and brilliant, a raw and blazing novel truly unlike any other. Like the man said: Read him at your peril.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316120999
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 12/03/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,184,306
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Nick Tosches is uniquely acquainted with the half-lit New York world in which this novel is set. He is the author of three previous novels, In the Hands of Dante, Cut Numbers, and Trinities. His nonfiction works include Where Dead Voices Gather, The Devil and Sonny Liston, Dino, Power on Earth, Hellfire, Country, and Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll. He lives in New York City.


New York, New York

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Place of Birth:

Newark, New Jersey


High school

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Me and the Devil: A Novel 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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I have just read the sample and it sounds like a goid book. It has some bad swares. It sounds like a good book.
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Talks about a woman who falls in love with a rapist to the writer of this fine book i applaud u fantastic she deserve an award for best book i loved it so much i would like to read more from her loved it wanted to cry when i got to the end made me think of the people i have dated in the past
FastEddieCA More than 1 year ago
Mr. Tosches must have thought he was being paid by the word.  The story gets completely lost in his verbosity and I lost interest in reading further at page 80.
DIVERGENTFAN101 More than 1 year ago