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The Book of Man: A Glasgow Zen Noir Novel of Friendship, Marriage, Childhood, Fatherhood and Love Lost and Found by [Graham, Barry, Graham, Dogo Barry]
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Researching a television project about his former friend and writer Mike Illingworth, London-based playwright and performance artist Kevin Previn returns to Glasgow, where his abusive childhood and subsequent years of decadence flood his memory. The recent death of Illingworth, a junkie and a victim of AIDS, leaves a hole in Kevin's life and prompts numerous questions about his own drug-filled, promiscuous past as well as his lost hope, love, and sense of identity. Graham deftly portrays a decaying city and culture. This is a bleak present filled with postpunk notions: cocaine and heroin addiction, welfare living, alcoholism, and general apathy. Graham's words are raw and gritty, and his observations unrelenting and brutally honest. Though this may be considered counterculture to some, The Book of Man is sadly real and deeply poignant. It is a book about strange friendship, youthful freedoms, perpetuated cycles of abuse, and the ripples of violence flowing through every level of society. Moreover, this book is about identifying our demons and accepting what role we play in their creation. Janet St. John

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"Haunting and evocative, The Book of Man resonates with the redemptive power art has over life"--Irvine Welsh
 
"The Glasgow author explores the underside of the city like no other. Poignant and of the time, it's a classic in waiting. I only discovered Graham recently, and he's already become a favorite author of mine. A true talent."--Tony Black, Scottish Daily Record

 
"Despite the predominance of hate, however, of broken men with twisted minds who destroy themselves and others, noir can also be about the opposite--love. In fact, as Barry Graham demonstrates in The Book of Man...it is not only possible for a noir novel to be a love story, but the potential to be alone, afraid, angry, amoral, and alienating is far greater in love than it is in hate."--Len Wanner, Tartan Noir
 
"Vivid, almost lurid, prose...a talented author"--Time Out London

"Mesmerising"--Dennis Cooper

"Breathtaking"--Lynne Tillman

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  • File Size: 424 KB
  • Print Length: 223 pages
  • Publisher: Dockyard Press (June 5, 1995)
  • Publication Date: June 5, 1995
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ZUWT1E
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