Killing Johnny Fry

Killing Johnny Fry

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When Cordell Carmel catches his long-term girlfriend in the throes of ecstasy with another man - the thick-necked chauvinist Johnny Fry - something profound happens to him. Overnight, the calm life of this middle-aged translator becomes something unrecognizable. As the boundaries of his routine existence dissolve, he finds himself suddenly prey both to thoughts of murder and to an insatiable libido, and begins a dark and outrageously explicit sexual odyssey through New York in search of retribution and gratification. Along the way, he develops an obsession with a mysterious woman named Sisypha, who leads him deep into the erotic heart of the city. "Killing Johnny Fry" is about a man questioning for the first time the social and sexual rules we take for granted - and the powerful, disturbing connections that can be made between people when these rules are subverted. It is something altogether new and provocative from one of America's most celebrated writers.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 140 x 204 x 22mm | 299.38g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 074758608X
  • 9780747586081
  • 1,254,266

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'Walter Mosley packs his dialogue tight like a fist.' Daily Telegraph 'One of America's most gifted writers, of any genre.' The Times 'Mosley is surely the finest writer of dialogue alive today.' Uncut 'Accept the official verdict: Mosley is a great and important writer.' Independentshow more

About Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley is the bestselling author of more than twenty-five critically acclaimed books, and his work has been translated into twenty-one languages. His books include two mystery series, the Easy Rawlins series (including Devil in a Blue Dress, which was adapted into a 1995 film starring Denzel Washington) and the Fearless Jones series, as well as literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs and a young adult novel. His short fiction has been widely published, and his non-fiction has been published in the New York Times Magazine and the Nation, among other magazines. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy and the PEN American Center's Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in New York City.show more

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4 33% (360)
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2 10% (107)
1 5% (54)
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