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Punk Elegies True Tales of Death Trip Kids, Wrongful Sex, and Trial by Angel Dust

ISBN: 9781940207612 | 1940207614
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Rare Bird Books, A Barnacle Book
Pub. Date: 4/21/2015

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Punk Elegies arrives like a chemically unstable mixture of Richard Yates and Damon Runyon. Set along Hollywood Boulevard at the birth of punk and the death of the seventies, the thirty-three melancholic, comic laments of Punk Elegies are a mesmerizing concoction of delusion and revelation. A cultural moment, a marriage, and one young man’s mind and soul spiral through a series of boundless possibilities and arrive at a harrowing finality. In the end, on the spin cycle of destiny, MacDonell circles alone, naked and bewildered in the labyrinth of a pre-AIDS bathhouse inferno. The first sunrise of the rest of his life dares him to step outside.

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