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Last exit to Brooklyn

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"How can anybody look inside themselves, and be surprised at the hatred and violence in the world? It's inside all of us ." HUBERT SELBY JR 'Last Exit to Brooklyn' is a raw depiction of life amongst New York's junkies, hustlers, drag queens and prostitutes. An unforgettable cast of characters inhabits the housing projects, bars and streets of Brooklyn: Georgette, a hopelessly romantic and tormented transvestite; Vinnie, a disaffected and volatile youth who has never been on the right side of the law; Tralala, who can find no escape from her loveless existence; Harry, a power-hungry strike leader with a fatal secret. Living on the edge, always walking on the wild side, their alienation and aggression masks a desperate, deep human need for affection and kinship. Banned in Britain on first publication in 1964, 'Last Exit to Brooklyn' brought its ex-marine drug-addict author instant notoriety. Its truthfulness stunned a generation and continues to shock to this day. "It is the clash of aspiration, fantasy and desire with the boundaries of the purely contingent that provides the drama of Selby's work and its ferocious poetry." TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT "Hubert Selby is probably one of the six best novelists writing in the English language." FINANCIAL TIMES "'Last Exit to Brooklyn' is a tour de force of muscular, rhythmic prose." NEW STATESMAN "An urgent tickertape from hell" SPECTATOR "A masterpiece" AL ALVAREZ

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Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0586085882
ISBN-13:
9780586085882
Publisher:
Paladin Grafton

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"How can anybody look inside themselves, and be surprised at the hatred and violence in the world? It's inside all of us ." HUBERT SELBY JR 'Last Exit to Brooklyn' is a raw depiction of life amongst New York's junkies, hustlers, drag queens and prostitutes. An unforgettable cast of characters inhabits the housing projects, bars and streets of Brooklyn: Georgette, a hopelessly romantic and tormented transvestite; Vinnie, a disaffected and volatile youth who has never been on the right side of the law; Tralala, who can find no escape from her loveless existence; Harry, a power-hungry strike leader with a fatal secret. Living on the edge, always walking on the wild side, their alienation and aggression masks a desperate, deep human need for affection and kinship. Banned in Britain on first publication in 1964, 'Last Exit to Brooklyn' brought its ex-marine drug-addict author instant notoriety. Its truthfulness stunned a generation and continues to shock to this day. "It is the clash of aspiration, fantasy and desire with the boundaries of the purely contingent that provides the drama of Selby's work and its ferocious poetry." TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT "Hubert Selby is probably one of the six best novelists writing in the English language." FINANCIAL TIMES "'Last Exit to Brooklyn' is a tour de force of muscular, rhythmic prose." NEW STATESMAN "An urgent tickertape from hell" SPECTATOR "A masterpiece" AL ALVAREZ

Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0586085882
ISBN-13:
9780586085882
Publisher:
Paladin Grafton

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