Airstream Land Yacht

Airstream Land Yacht

by Ken Babstock

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Overview

From the author of the award-winning The Sisters Brothers comes a dark, boozy, and hilarious tale from the LA underworld.

A nameless barman tends a decaying bar in Hollywood and takes notes for a book about his clientele. Initially, he is morbidly amused by watching the regulars roll in and fall into their nightly oblivion, pitying them and their loneliness. In hopes of uncovering their secrets and motives, he establishes tentative friendships with them. He also knocks back pills indiscriminately and treats himself to gallons of Jameson's. But as his tenure at the bar continues, he begins to lose himself, trapped by addiction and indecision. When his wife leaves him, he embarks on a series of squalidly random sexual encounters and a downward spiral of self-damage and irrational violence. To cleanse himself and save his soul, he attempts to escape …



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780887849169
Publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc
Publication date: 03/21/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 104
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Ken Babstock is one of Canada's finest poets. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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