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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0670022578
ISBN-13: 9780670022571
Sku: 216797080
Publish Date: 4/14/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  240
Age Range:  22 to UP
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From the author of "Dogeaters" comes a bold new novel about the intersection of art, love, fame, and money--a dark yet playful exploration of desire, mortality, and the connection between creativity and self-destruction.
A pair of Manhattan bohemians, floundering horror-movie director Mimi Smith and her aged-novelist neighbor Eleanor Delacroix, struggle to maintain their cocaine habits after Mimi's drug-dealer boyfriend flees the scene. Events speed up unpleasantly for Mimi when she witnesses the death of a Hollywood icon, and is forced to deal with the appearance on her doorstep of her teenage daughter and drunk brother. Jessica Hagedorn winds the plot around these ragged characters in TOXICOLOGY, a frantic, chemical-driven arpeggio of broken lives and the miracle that creative work creeps out from such destructive corners.


"Out of jump cuts and close-ups, Hagedorn has composed a jazzy, stingingly smart tragicomedy of toxic substances, hate, and delusions; hustle and creativity; obsession and passion." (starred review) - Donna Seaman 02/15/2011

"Jessica Hagedorn's writing also takes on a disjointed, clipped tone, mimicking fractured thought and speech. It only settles into distinct clarity in the occasional text messages between Mimi and her daughter, which substitute broken language for broken sentences. Eschewing description in favor of psychology effectively maintains the narrative momentum...." - Rowan Kaiser 04/21/2011

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0240
Product attributePublisher:   Viking Books
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