Wrong (New Edition)

Wrong (New Edition)

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 138 x 190mm
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1852427752
  • 9781852427757

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 Angeles.show more

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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 behavior and amorality, right to the abyss where desire and lust topple into death' New York Times; 'Arrestingly well written' Times Literary Supplement; 'Harrowing as his work unquestionably is, there may be no better chronicler of the fragmentation of the contemporary American psyche' Scotland on Sunday"show more