And the Ass Saw the Angel

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Penguin, 1990 - Boys - 312 pages
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Outcast, mute, a lone twin cut from a drunk mother in a shack full of junk, Euchrid Eucrow of Ukulore inhabits a nightmarish Southern valley of preachers and prophets, incest and ignorance. When the God-fearing folk of the town declare a foundling child to be chosen by the Almighty, Euchrid is disturbed. He sees her very differently, and his conviction, and increasing isolation and insanity, may have terrible consequences for them both. . .

Compelling and astonishing in its baroque richness, Nick Cave's acclaimed first novel is a fantastic journey into the twisted world of Deep Southern Gothic tragedy.

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Nick Cave is a man of many talents, known mostly as singer/songwriter for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. His lyrical genius is the driving force in his songs, full of vivid imagery, acute observation ... Read full review

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I have been meaning to read this book ever since I discovered Nick Cave as a musician. I also recently discovered that he is also Australian (born in Warracknabeal in Victoria) which means that there ... Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Nick Cave was born in Australia in 1957.

As a member of the seminal rock band The Birthday Party, and latterly the front man of The Bad Seeds, Nick Cave has achieved worldwide acclaim for both his songwriting skills and for his charged stage performances.

His film appearances have also been numerous, with appearances in cult classics such as John Hillcoat's Ghosts of the Civil Deadand alongside Brad Pitt in Johnny Suede. The Ass Saw the Angelalso quickly achieved cult status on its original publication.

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