Laura Warholic, Or The Sexual Intellectual

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A brilliant satire from one of the great novelists of his time.

Laura Warholic

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Alexander Theroux, National Book Award Nominee, returns after 20 years with a compendious satire of the terrors of contemporary life. Nostalgic for the old days and old manners, a way of life lost to grace, loving from afar a mysterious beauty named Rapunzel Wisht, Eugene Eyestones, an erudite sex columnist for a Boston cultural magazine, fights against the rising tide of stupidity, focusing on would-be artist Laura Warholic in the hope that by saving her he can validate his ethical beliefs. But feckless Laura and the colorful-but-bizarre cast of characters surrounding Eugene - brilliant bigots, nihilists, Generation-X slackers, and zanies of all sexual persuasions - threaten to pull him under, leading to the novel's unforgettable conclusion, a climax of betrayal and redemption of Dostoevskyan power.

The entire first chapter (along with the indicia and Table of Contents) is available for download. [.pdf]

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Author Alexander Theroux
Publisher Fantagraphics Books
Page Count 826pp
Publication Size 6 x 9
Publication Notes Hardcover
Publication Date December 12, 2007
ISBN 978-1560977988

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