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Wrong, Dennis Cooper?s first collection of stories, written over a period of ten years, centres on a homosexual rapist and sadistic murderer called Ray, who preys on the teenage boys who flock round a Los Angeles high school. The characters drift from one story into another, much the way in which people drift from clique to clique, or experience to experience in real life. The collection showcases the themes that are central to Dennis Cooper?s writing ? death, abusive relationships and the difficulty of finding language to convey extreme emotions.
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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 16mm | 15g
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Main
  • 1852427752
  • 9781852427757

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 Angeles.
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?If Jane Austen were alive today - and a Los Angeles gay punk teenager - she would write like Dennis Cooper? Attitude ?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 ?Arrestingly well written? Times Literary Supplement ?In his work he does deal with the real extremities of human emotions and suffering and at times his prose is hard to stomach, but at the end of it all, Cooper is trying to write honestly about the darker side of human nature without moralising to the reader? Attitude ?The terrible darkness is salvaged by the heart-wrenching emotional power of the parent?s grief when confronting their and your one worst nightmare. The razor-edged balance is the mark of a great writer? The Herald
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