The Wraith of Skrellman

The Wraith of Skrellman

by Mike Sauve

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Overview

Set against the pomposity of a small-town theatre community,The Wraith of Skrellmanis the story of a nearly-delusional, completely-homeless 46-year-old troubadour's ill-fated pursuit of a beautiful teenage actress, the resentment this breeds in her precocious classmate Dave String, and the wraith of Skrellman who haunts them all with his "pornographic play-by-play" and frequent acts of occult mischief.

Elegiac at times, downright smutty at others, it's likeThe Virgin Suicidesif that book were a little less masterpiece and a whole lot more teen sex romp. Beneath the populist slapstick exists a literary ode to lost youth, and a mordant satire of the social conservatism of small towns.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940233291
Publisher: Montag Press
Publication date: 12/07/2015
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

BIO: Mike Sauve has written non-fiction for The National Post, Variety, and HTML Giant. His fiction has appeared in McSweeney's, Feathertale, Filling Station, and elsewhere. His novella Goodbye Pantopon Rose is available from the Chicago Centre for Literature and Photography.

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