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Brad Gooch

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-043-7
Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.5

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In the tradition of The Story of O, a daring gaze into the life and mind of an avowed zombie, from the author of Scary Kisses and City Poet

Meet Zombie, a strange and remarkable young man, growing up in Truckstown, Pennsylvania, whose earliest childhood memory of visiting the Sacred Voodoo Chamber (with its beautiful glowing rocks and mysterious mummy) in the nearby Scranton Art Museum leave him in thrall and begin in him a process of zombification that will last a lifetime. Fear and worship become his guiding forces as he stumbles through life wondering if there are more of his kind or if he is alone.

After a series of petty crimes, committed at the behest of his first master, Zombie is given a one-way bus ticket to New York City, along with a tiny inheritance. He embarks on a weird, surprisingly funny and ultimately poignant odyssey where he meets those who will be responsible for his destiny, which unfolds after a trip to Haiti where he explores the ancient African religions where the loas rule. Zombie00 is a bold and touching story that explores the recesses of human desire and offers a glimpse into how we connect.

Praise for Scary Kisses:

Crisp, cinematic . . . an utterly realistic and classy chronicle. The New York Times Book Review

Praise for City Poet:

"The first biography of the poet Frank O Hara is also an extremely informative gossip survey of the socialand sexual mores of the New York avant-garde art scene of the 50s and 60s. . .Entertaining and readable. San Francisco Chronicle

Brad Gooch is the author of the acclaimed biography of Frank O Hara, City Poet, as well as the novels The Golden Age of Promiscuity and Scary Kisses. His poems, stories and articles have appeared in such publications as The Nation, Paris Review, Vanity Fair, and Out Magazine. He lives in New York City.

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