Black Cocktail

By: Carroll, Jonathan

Price: $30.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; This is a First Trade paperback Edition, following a Limited Edition. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning rubbing to the bottom spine ends of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Imagine the sort of friend whose funny tales and charm can pull you out of the lowest depths and make life good once more. That's that Michael Billa meant to Ingram York. Then imagine that friend's friend, someone who tells you that most of those stories are lies." "Jonathan Samuel Carroll (born January 26, 1949) is an American fiction writer primarily known for novels that may be labelled magic realism, slipstream or contemporary fantasy. He has lived in Austria since the 1970s." "His first novel, The Land of Laughs (1980) , is indicative of his general style and subject matter. Told through realistic first person narration, the novel concerns a young schoolteacher, Thomas Abbey, researching the life of a favorite children's book author of his youth, which involves meeting the author's daughter in her and her late father's seemingly idyllic home town of Galen, Missouri. Everything seems fine until a dog in Galen begins talking to Abbey. The line gradually blurs between the fantasy world created by Abbey's research subject and the life of the people in Galen, while the reader begins to wonder just how much trust can be placed in this narrator. Subsequent novels would expand on these themes, but often contain unreliable narrators in a world where magic is viewed as natural. (One commentator claimed in The Times that "if he were a Latin American writer with a three-part name, his books would be described as magical-realist". )"

Title: Black Cocktail

Author Name: Carroll, Jonathan

Illustrator: Illustrated by Dave McKean

Categories: Horror,

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: London, England, Century: 1990

ISBN Number: 0712621644

ISBN Number 13: 9780712621649

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

Size: Trade PB

Seller ID: A34259

Keywords: Horror Jonathan Carroll Novellas dark Fiction Truth Truth and lies confusion Friendship Horror,