Chinese Takeout

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From the author of the cult classic THE FUCK-UP comes a vicious new tale of art, drugs, love, and death on the Lower East Side.

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Orloff Trenchant is a painter who sells books on West 4th Street in Manhattan and is obsessed with mastering his craft. Desperate for cash, Or agrees to take a commission no one else will touch: he has three weeks to carve a headstone for a recently deceased restaurateur -- a Chinese takeout box. As Or attempts to make his deadline, he navigates among a toxic mix of fellow artists, struggling gallery owners, bloodsucking art dealers, his politically active friends, and a haunting addict poet whose life is more out of control than Or's own.

Nersesian's prose is sparkling and hypnotic in this brutal and comic story that will make you wonder if life and art are two different things.

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Author Arthur Nersesian
Publisher Harper Perennial
Page Count 284pp
Publication Size 5.25 x 8
Publication Notes softcover
Publication Date 2003
ISBN 978-0060548827

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