Helen And Desire

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Canongate Books, Aug 2, 2012 - Fiction - 178 pages
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Helen and Desire, the best known and finest of Trocchi's erotic novels, is a highly compelling examination of sexuality. Written from the perspective of its eponymous heroine, Helen Smith, it follows the fortunes of this lady as she uses her alluring charms to take her through life. Inevitably she is also abused along the way by the men who cannot resist the appeal of sex incarnate and so Helen's existence fluctuates from one of liberation to one of imprisonment.

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About the author (2012)

Alexander Trocchi was born in Glasgow on 30 July, 1925. At various points in his life he was a straight-A student, a pig farmer, a family man, a pimp, a heroin addict, a pornographer, a dealer in antique books, a forger, a polemicist, a revolutionary, a literary editor, a 'cosmonaut of inner space', and not least a novelist and writer. The best of his novels include Helen and Desire, Young Adam, and the semi-autobiographical junk classic, Cain's Book. He died in 1984 at the age of 59.

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