Set in an imaginary European city, The Passion Artist takes us into the dream-like interior world of Konrad Vost, a middle-aged widower grieving for his dead wife, devoted to his schoolgirl daughter, and obsessed with the memory of his mother, who is an inmate in the city's prison. When Vost discovers that his daughter has become a prostitute, and that the women prisoners are in revolt, he embarks ona fantastic series of violent and erotic encounters, exploring the shifting balance of power between the sexes, and the limits of human perversity.
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John Hawkes writes with dizzying brilliance. --Charles NicolAbout the Author:
John Hawkes (1925-1998) was one of the most innovative and widely-regarded English-language novelists of the twentieth century. Praised by Leslie Fiedler, Flannery O'Connor, and William H Gass, who wrote, "when it comes to the engravement of the sentence...no one can match him," Hawkes was the author numerous acclaimed novels.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060908378
Book Description Harpercollins, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060908378
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