EQUUS PRESS

EQUUS PRESS

ONLY FOOLS DIE OF HEARTBREAK

fiction, by Thor Garcia

ISBN 978-0-9571213-4-8
Paperback, 340pp
Publication date: April 2013
Equus Press: London

Price: € 18.00 (not including postage)


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The hellraising, nightmarish genius of Thor Garcia has returned in this explosive collection of sordid, hilarious, gut-twisting tales. Meet the infamous Lenka, the mournful cripple who never met a penis she didn't want to chop. Or Cleo Blump, beaten and raped from an early age, who rises to lead the Blond Revolution. There's father Ernie, the athletic standout who never did care much for being a man. And George P., the poet and ex-boxer who finds it all floating out of his grasp. Meet Halingwhorst, the drunk, once-scorned writer, as he edges toward unimaginable triumph. And the anonymous man ruined by divorce, who runs into a dangerously un-smooth criminal on the day Michael Jackson died. Jump on and let Thor Garcia take you on a hard-drinking, hard-living drive. It's a no-holes-barred assassination of our world today. The horror, madness and humor - along with the impeccable dialogue and fast-moving prose - will leave you breathless.


About the author:

Thor Garcia has worked as a journalist in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Prague, Czech Republic. His novel, THE NEWS CLOWN, published by Equus in 2012, was a finalist in the 2009 Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award and was described by critic James Chaffee as "A tapestry of a post-apocalyptic society whose debt-bound, clueless denizens are so anaesthetized from noise, shopping and drugs, prescription or otherwise, that they are unaware the calamity they fear as bogyman has already overtaken them" (Nth Position). His other books include the story collection TUND (Litteraria Pragensia, 2011).




Forthcoming from Equus Press in 2013:

Louis Armand, Canicule (novel)
Georges Bataille, Louis XXX (translated by Stuart Kendall)
Philippe Sollers, H (transated by Veronika Stankovianska & David Vichnar)


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