Paint a Vulgar Picture: Fiction Inspired by the Smiths

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Peter Wild
Serpent's Tail, 2009 - Birthdays - 272 pages
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A charming man betrays friends in the name of celebrity. Love blooms by the cemetery gates. A sour rain falls on the new young Queen divine. Shoplifters of the world unite in order to tug a reluctant aardvark out of a hole. A sweet and tender hooligan swings a three-bar fire like it was a demolition ball. The middle classes rush and push to rid the world of chavs. The death of a Miami disco dancer inspires a new TV show. A naked birthday rendition of 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now' is seen across the globe. Cranked up trannies tout their trade as long as there is light. This is what happens when you PAINT A VULGAR PICTURE.Contributors include: Mike Gayle, Kate Pullinger, Catherine O'Flynn, Helen Walsh, Mil Millington, Alison MacLeod, Matt Beaumont, Scarlett Thomas and Jeff Noon.

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Peter Wild comes from a publishing and music journalism background. He is editing a series of collections of fiction based on the songs of rock and pop bands, published by Serpent's Tail (Perverted by Language [The Fall] - 9781852429294 and The Empty Page [Sonic Youth] - 9781852429560).Peter is the co-founder of His writing and fiction have appeared in The Big Issue, Nude, Alt Sounds, City Life and 3AM.

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