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New York Graphic


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August 1998

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

A delicious, darkly comic work of new urban noir from an original new literary talent. Meet Virgil Strauss, a physically and emotionally unkempt yet somehow appealing tabloid photographer whose passion is bearing photographic witness--a la Weegee--to the obscene, malevolent and sanguine viscera of New York culture. To his disapppointment and defeat, "The New York Graphic--the city's most renowned shock-based tabloid daily--has routinely rejected Virgil's work. But when Virgil and his friend Larry Onions rip off a local church, he gets the picture of a lifetime, a job at the "Graphic, and a generous measure of trouble, leading to serious indiscretions that include (but aren't limited to): grave robbing, straining his neighbor's dog's feces for an inadvertently consumed diamond, widely circulating the work of a renowned "art terrorist," and being an FBI informant in a serial bombing case. Helping Virgil through his hard times is Marcy, HIV-positive porn-star girlfriend, whose wispy, hardened, tragic strength brings tenderness and humanity to Virgil's cold-blooded reality. New York Graphic is a winningly fresh contribution to the noir genre: alternately hilarious, vulgar, touching, seriously disturbed--and a delightfully heady reading.
EAN: 9780385498432
ISBN: 0385498438
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ANCHOR
Erscheinungsdatum: August 1998
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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