Laura Warholic, Or, The Sexual Intellectual

Laura Warholic, Or, The Sexual Intellectual

A Novel

Book - 2007
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by Alexander Theroux
Alexander Theroux, National Book Award Nominee, returns after 20 years with a compendious satire of the terrors of contemporary life. Nostalgic for the old days and old manners, a way of life lost to grace, loving from afar a mysterious beauty named Rapunzel Wisht, Eugene Eyestones, an erudite sex columnist for a Boston cultural magazine, fights against the rising tide of stupidity, focusing on would-be artist Laura Warholic in the hope that by saving her he can validate his ethical beliefs. But feckless Laura and the colorful-but-bizarre cast of characters surrounding Eugene - brilliant bigots, nihilists, Generation-X slackers, and zanies of all sexual persuasions
- threaten to pull him under, leading to the novel's unforgettable conclusion, a climax of betrayal and redemption of Dostoevskyan power.
Publisher: Seattle : Fantagraphics : Distributed by W.W. Norton and Company,Inc, 2007
ISBN: 9781560977988
Call Number: F THEROUX
Characteristics: 878 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Sexual intellectual
Laura Warholic


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