Twenty years after the publication of his first novel, And the Ass Saw the Angel, Nick Cave brings us the final days of Bunny Munro, a salesman in search of a soul. Set adrift by his wifes suicide and struggling to keep some sort of grasp on reality, Bunny Munro drives off in his yellow Fiat Punto, Bunny Jr. in tow. To his son, waiting patiently in the car while he peddles beauty wares and quickies to lonely housewives in the south of England, Bunny is a hero, larger than life. But Bunny himself seems to have only a dim awareness of his sons existence, viewing his needs as a distraction from the relentless pursuit of sex, alcohol, and drugs. When his bizarre road trip shades into a final reckoning, Bunny realizes that the revenants of his worlddecrepit fathers, vengeful ghosts, jealous husbands, and horned psycho-killerslurk in the shadows, waiting to exact their toll. At turns dark and humaneand with all the mystery and enigma fans will recognize as Caves singular visionThe Death of Bunny Munro questions the nature of sin and redemption, and lays bare the imprints that fathers leave on their sons.
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Put Cormac McCarthy, Franz Kafka, and Benny Hill together in a Brighton seaside guesthouse, and they might just come up with Bunny Munro. As it stands, though, this novel emerges emphatically as the work of one of the great cross-genre storytellers of our age; a compulsive read possessing all of Nick Caves trademark horror and humanity, often thinly disguised in a galloping, playful romp. IRVINE WELSH
He stands as one of the great writers on love of our era. WILL SELF
Nick Cave will obviously live forever, just because the devils scared of him. Ever since he stomped out of the junkyard with the Birthday Party, Cave has walked tall in the role of Lucifers rock & roll boyfriend.
About Nick Cave:
The lead singer of the Birthday Party, the Bad Seeds, and Grinderman, Nick Cave has been performing music for more than thirty years. His album Murder Ballads has sold close to one million copies. In addition to his previous novel, he has authored King Ink, a collection of lyrics and poetry, and the screenplay and score for the film The Proposition. He recently composed the soundtrack for the film adaptation of Cormac McCarthys The Road. Born in Australia, Cave now lives in Brighton, England.