The Lucky Star

The Lucky Star - Wheeler Publishing Large Print Hardcover

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Synopsis

"In such earlier works of fiction as The Rainbow Stories and The Royal Family, William T. Vollmann wrote of pimps, prostitutes, addicts and homeless dreamers in San Francisco's Tenderloin district. In this new novel, Vollmann returns there with a story that centers around a woman with magical powers whom everyone loves, and who has to love them all back. After being initiated into a coven of island witches, Neva begins to fulfill her fate in a Tenderloin dive bar. Her worshippers include Richard, the introverted, alcoholic, occasionally omniscient narrator; a profane, aggressive transgender sex worker named Shantelle; the brisk but motherly barmaid Francine; and the former Frank, who has renamed herself after her idol Judy Garland. When Judy starts to love Neva too much, Judy's retired policeman boyfriend embarks on a mission of exposure and destruction. Crafted out of language by turns spiritual and sexually graphic, The Lucky Star ach

Book information

ISBN: 9781432879587
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company
Imprint: Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company
Pub date:
Edition: Large print edition
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: cm.
Weight: -1g
Height: 216mm
Width: 140mm