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In Try, Dennis Cooper continues his investigation of the frailties and excesses of human existence. Ziggy is the adopted teenage son of two sexually abusive fathers, whose failed experiment at nuclear family living has left him stranded with one and increasingly present in the fantasies of the other. He turns from both of these men to his uncle, who sells pornographic videos on the black market, and to his best friend, a drug addict whose own vulnerability inspires in him a fierce and awkward more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 129 x 196mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1852427744
  • 9781852427740
  • 1,914,089

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"'He nauseates and enthralls, but is unquestionably a new and major talent' Observer; 'Dennis Cooper's Try is the ripest literary harvest of the season... Cooper is a perky, witty and revolting writer, who provides an important outlet for the often ignored violent anger of Generation X. Here is the son of Rimbaud, de Sade and Genet. Ignore him at your perit' Time Out"show more

About Dennis Cooper

Dennis Cooper is the winner of the Ferro-Lumley 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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733 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 31% (226)
4 36% (264)
3 25% (182)
2 5% (40)
1 3% (21)
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