Dorian : An Imitation

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In the summer of 1981, aristocratic, drug-addicted Henry Wotton and Warhol-acolyte Baz Hallward meet Dorian Gray. Dorian is a golden adonis - perfect, pure and (so far) deliciously uncorrupted. The subject of Baz's video installation, Cathode Narcissus, and the object of Henry's attentions, Dorian is launched on a hedonistic binge that spans the '80s and '90s. But as Baz and Henry succumb to the Aids epidemic, how is it that Dorian, despite all his sexual and narcotic debauchery, remains so unsullied - so vibrantly alive?
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  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141886331
  • 9780141886336

About Will Self

Will Self read philosophy at Oxford. He is the author of three other collections of short stories, three novellas, four novels (most recently Dorian) and four non-fiction works. As a journalist he has contributed to a plethora of publications over the years. He has a regular column in the Evening Standard and is also a frequent broadcaster on television and radio. Will lives in London with his wife and four children.'Brilliantly original, Will Self is one of those rare writers whose imaginations change for ever the way we see the world' JG Ballard 'Examining Mr Self's case notes, I recommend we up the dosage' Herald
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