Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Venus Drive


by Sam Lipsyte / Picador

An intense, mordantly funny collection of short fiction from the author of Home Land and The Ask.

A man with an "old soul" finds himself at a Times Square peep show, looking for more than just a little action. A young man goes into some serious regression after finding his deceased mother’s stash of morphine. A group of summer-camp sadists return to the scene of the crime. Sam Lipsyte’s brutally funny narratives tread morally ambiguous terrain, where desperate characters stumble over hope, or sometimes merely stumble. Written with ferocious wit and surprising empathy, Venus Drive is a potent collection of stories from "a wickedly gifted writer" (Robert Stone).

The Picador paperback edition includes an excerpt from The Ask.

1 comment:

Ian Shimkoviak said...

very dramatic. Love the silence this makes me feel. Suspenceful silence.

I think I've noticed this on a few other books you have done—the little pink skyline. Very moody. Love it.

Glad they let you put the text in white on the back cover... you know, "they".