By Mark Leyner
A neighborhood theater's construction of targeted 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 family members attempts to determine even if his agonized signal language potential "Under the Volcano" or "No Time for Sergeants." Charo, Marianne Faithfull, and Napoleon's sister switch glittering witticisms and pornographic come-ons with languid aesthetes and unhinged suburbanites.
Such situations are only par for the path during this gloriously disorienting quantity by means of 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, risky quantity, and with an ideal mix of lyricism and sheer threat.
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