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The Fan Man

The Fan Man (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Kotzwinkle, William
Introduction by Boyle, T. C.
Foreword by Vonnegut, Kurt

Horse Badorties (Son of the Ginger Man, father of the Dude) rides again...Badorties' narration of his down-at-the-heels drug-fueled befuddlement in New York City circa 1970. --

ISBN 9781940436272
Published 13 October 2015 by Dark Coast Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781940436272
ISBN-10 1940436273
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Dark Coast Press
Imprint Dark Coast Press
Publication Date 13 October 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Kotzwinkle, William
Introduction by Boyle, T. C.
Foreword by Vonnegut, Kurt
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 213g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Lower East Side New York, NY - Fiction, Eccentrics and eccentricities, Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.), Hippies, Eccentrics and eccentricities - New York (State) - New York
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Selected for a Pharos Editions' reissue by T.C. Boyle and featuring a foreword by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Pharos Editions is proud to announce the long awaited revival of William Kotzwinkle's cult comic classic, The Fan Man. And just in time it is, too, man. If you haven't read it you are in for a rare and wondrous treat. If you have, isn't it about time you returned that copy you borrowed from your best pal Pete back in '74 and replace it with this stunning new edition, man? I am all alone in my pad, man, my piled-up-to-the-ceiling-with-junk pad. Piled with sheet music, with piles of garbage bags bursting with rubbish and encrusted frying pans piled on the floor, embedded with unnameable flecks of putrefied wretchedness in grease. My pad, man, my own little Lower East Side Horse Badorties pad. . . . . . .And so it begins Badorties' narration of his down-at-the-heels drug-fueled befuddlement in New York City circa 1970.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This ... artfully structured, supremely insane novel is Buddha's story, turned inside out. Horse Badorties walks into American literature a full-blown achievement, a heroic godheaded head, a splendid creep, a sublime prince of the holy trash pile. Send congratulations to William Kotzwinkle, also a hero, man. William Kennedy, New Republic Hilarious. The Aquarian age found its correct chronicler in this book. San Francisco Review of Books Kotzwinkle has invented a human dada, full of one-line gags and comic perceptions. --New York Times Book Review The Fan Man cuts through so many games that it leaves a trail of clear light. --Ram Dass

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Author's Bio

Author bio: William Kotzwinkle is a two-time recipient of the National Magazine Award for Fiction, a winner of the World Fantasy Award, the Prix Litteraire des Bouquinistes des Quais de Paris, the PETA Award for Children's Books, and a Book Critics Circle award nominee. His work has been translated into dozens of languages. Contributor Bio: T.C. Boyle is the author of twenty-four books of fiction, including, most recently, San Miguel (2012), T.C. Boyle Stories II (2013) and The Harder They Come (2015). His stories have appeared in most of the major American magazines, including The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, The Paris Review, GQ, Antaeus, Granta and McSweeney's, He has been the recipient of a number of literary awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Prize for best novel of the year (World's End, 1988); the PEN/Malamud Prize in the short story (T.C. Boyle Stories, 1999); and the Prix Medicis Etranger for best foreign novel in France (The Tortilla Curtain, 1997). He currently lives near Santa Barbara with his wife and three children.

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