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By John O'Brien

ISBN-10: 1933354828

ISBN-13: 9781933354828

"John O'Brien was once a stunningly proficient author who created poetry from the main squalid materials."—Jay McInerney, writer of Bright lighting fixtures, immense City

Within the partitions of a foreboding mansion positioned within the hills overlooking l. a., the artful Double Felix performs host to an array of lovely girls in addition to his not going sidekick William. The mysterious patriarch provides his live-in site visitors’ each want whereas asking not anything in go back. Days commence with William and Double Felix discussing their conquests with the women over morning Vodka, a ritual that's still edged in homoerotic rigidity. From there the consuming keeps, in simple terms to be interrupted by means of a few miscellany—perhaps a rerun of The Love Boat or a few informal sex.

But the continued torpor has been disappointed through the house's most up-to-date arrival, a gorgeous younger lady named Laurie, with whom either Double Felix and William turn into hopelessly smitten. Trash-talking Maggie and Zipper, the hooker who flew in on a trick and not left, smolder with envy whereas Laurie garners progressively more awareness from the men.

As tensions spiral uncontrolled, the house—an virtually anthropomorphic entity in itself—ejects a few of its denizens whereas additional ensnaring others. ultimately, each one faces an analogous ultimatum: go away or remain. the choice is fraught with consequence.

Better delves deep into the psyche of its matters via an complex net of cultural icons, loyalty, covert communications, and intercourse. John O'Brien's characters loom out and in of a surreal international that turns out to drift excessive above the remainder of us, yet is in reality firmly tethered to the human condition.

John O'Brien was once born in 1960 and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He moved to la in 1982 along with his then-wife Lisa. in the course of his lifetime, he used to be a busboy, dossier clerk, and low roaster, yet writing used to be his real calling. He devoted suicide in April 1994 at age thirty-three. His released fiction contains Leaving Las Vegas, The attack on Tony's, and Stripper Lessons.

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