By Mark Leyner
A neighborhood theater's construction of unique Yearnings triggers a string of underground nuclear explosions from St. Louis to Worcester, Massachusetts. a guy frantically swats on the blaze that his female friend has ignited in his trousers, whereas her relatives attempts to determine no matter if his agonized signal language ability "Under the Volcano" or "No Time for Sergeants." Charo, Marianne Faithfull, and Napoleon's sister change glittering witticisms and pornographic come-ons with languid aesthetes and unhinged suburbanites.
Such eventualities are only par for the path during this gloriously disorienting quantity through Mark Leyner, writer of My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist and Et Tu, Babe, and a author who performs the English language the way in which Jimi Hendrix performed the guitar: at blinding pace, harmful quantity, and with an ideal mix of lyricism and sheer risk.
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