While investigating his mentor's life and death, Michael, a voyeuristic fashion photographer, travels through a Dionysian landscape where sex is daydream, women and horses share the same erotic power, and perversity is the rule. An inventive mix of biography, history, erotica, and classic whodunit, Whistlejacket is John Hawkes at his best as he blurs distinctions between death and desire, image and language, art and morality.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ffortsa - LibraryThing
My first encounter with the work of John Hawkes was many years ago, when I read [The Lime Twig], along with other titles of his. So I was expecting the hypnotic, almost hallucinatory atmosphere again ... Read full review
WHISTLEJACKETUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Whistlejacket was the name of a powerful horse painted by 18th-century artist George Stubbs. Among the compelling fragments in Hawkes's new novel is an imaginative recreation of Stubbs's life and a ... Read full review