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Famous for Never & Two Other Stories - Peter Nolan Smith

6 USD
Famous for Never & Two Other Stories - Peter Nolan Smith
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Famous for Never & Two Other Stories - Peter Nolan Smith

6 USD
Peter Nolan Smith is a New England-born former
nightclub bouncer and diamond dealer who now lives in
Thailand. The self-professed "failurologist" narrator of
"Famous for Never", "Gay Boy" and "One RPM" is both
to-the-point and toughly poetic as he vividly evokes
1980s New York, Paris and Hamburg as well as
contemporary Watchic Pond and Pattaya. Jean-Michel Basquiat,
Klaus Nomi, Brigitte Bardot and Rock Hudson make
appearances; so do Anita Bryant, perennial Red Sox
scapegoat Bill Buckner and a pseudo-anarchist teenager
who goes by the name Bakunin. Prodigious drug and
alcohol abuse, Studio 54, insanity, naked men
chained to trees in the woods, and refrigerator
destruction are just some of the elements in these
elegiac and celebratory paeans to lost fortunes,
the loss of loved ones and the redemptive powers of
street basketball and hope.
50 pages.
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