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ISBN-10: 1609808630
ISBN-13: 9781609808631
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publish Date: 09/14/2018
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.50" W, 0.70" H

Gone Tomorrow

Introduction by: Sarah Nicole Prickett

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Price: $16.95

Overview

Footloose and broke, the unnamed narrator of Gone Tomorrow hops on a plane without asking questions when his director friend offers him a role in an art film set in Colombia. But from the moment he arrives at the airport in Bogotá, only to witness a policeman beat a beggar half to death, it becomes clear that this will not be the story of gritty bohemians triumphing against the odds. The director, Paul Grosvenor, seems more interested in manipulating his cast than in shooting film. The cult star, Irma Irma, is a vamp too bored and boring to draw blood. And the beautiful, nymph-like Michael Simard doesn’t seem to be putting out. Meanwhile, the film’s shady financier is sleeping with his mother, while a serial killer skulks about the area killing tourists. Everything comes to a head when the carnaval celebration begins in nearby Cali. But once the fiesta is over, all that’s left are ghostly memories and the narrator’s insistence on telling the tale. “Unlike the majority of pointedly AIDS-era novels,” writes Dennis Cooper, “Gone Tomorrow is neither an amoral nostalgia fest nor a thinly veiled wake-up call hyping the religion of sobriety. It’s a philosophical work devised by a writer who’s both too intelligent to buy into the notion that a successful future requires the compromise of collective decision and too moral to accept bitterness as the consequence of an adventurous life.”

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"Horribly refreshing, like an ice-cold glass of acid on a sweltering summer day . . . Indiana writes with an art critic's eye for detail and a poet's ear for language." -Philadelphia Inquirer

"A novel too weird and perverted and frankly minacious to stay in print, too unforgettable not to be reissued." -Sarah Nicole Prickett, from the introduction

"A disturbing, vivid, and brutal novel that succeeds in its dizzy mix of genres and influences. Not for the prudish, though." -Kirkus Reviews

"Amazingly perverse, savagely amusing, unflinchingly serious. It may be in fact be the first really serious work of the imagination to come out of the AIDS catastrophe." -Michael Herr, author of Dispatches

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ISBN-10: 1609808630
ISBN-13: 9781609808631
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publish Date: 09/14/2018
Dimensions: 8.20" L, 5.50" W, 0.70" H
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