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Period - the end of the sentence, and the final statement of Dennis Cooper?s five-book cycle. Provocative and controversial, Cooper has charted a fearlessly radical path exploring the themes of sex and death, youth culture and the search for the ineffable, perfect object of desire. Period is the culmination of that exploration and features strangely irresistible but interchangeable young men, passion that becomes murder, the lure of drugs, the culpability of authorship, and the inexact, haunting communication of feeling, all set against a backdrop of secret websites, Goth bands, pornography and Outsider more

Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 10mm | 117.94g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Main
  • 1852426713
  • 9781852426712
  • 2,580,609

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?Dennis Cooper is a brillant, triumphantly lucid writer as well as a supremely elegant stylist, whose prose is smart and nervy. He might also be the last literary outlaw in mainstream American fiction? Bret Easton Ellis ?This is high-risk literature. It takes enormous courage for a writer to explore, as Mr Cooper does, the extreme boundaries of human behaviour and amorality, right to the abyss where desire and lust topple into death? New York Times Book Review ?Cooper is one of the most disturbing storytellers I have ever read? Never was spiritual decay more lovingly dissected? Observershow more

About Dennis Cooper

Dennis Cooper is the winner of the Ferro-Grumley Award for Closer, and Guide was a Los Angeles Times bestseller and one of its Ten Best Books of the Year. He lives in Los more

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544 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 32% (176)
4 35% (188)
3 23% (123)
2 8% (42)
1 3% (15)
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