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No Lease on Life (Paperback) (Lynne Tillman)

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This book channels the rage, filth, anguish, and the bust-a-gut hilarity of pre-gentrified New York.The New York of Lynne Tillman’s hilarious, audacious fourth novel is a boiling point of urban decay. The East Village streets are overrun with crooked cops, drug addicts, pimps, and prostitutes. Garbage piles up along the sidewalks amid the blaring soundtrack of car stereos. Confrontations are supercharged by the summer heat wave. This merciless noise has left Elizabeth Hall an insomniac. Junkies roam her building and overturn trashcans, but the landlord refuses to help clean or repair the decrepit conditions. Live-in boyfriend Roy is good-natured but too avoidant to soothe the sores of city life. Though Elizabeth fights for sanity in this apathetic metropolis, violent fantasies threaten to push her over the edge. In vivid detail, she begins to imagine murders: those of the morons” she despises, and, most obsessively, her own. Frightening, hilarious, and wholly addictive,No Lease on Life is an avant-garde sucker-punch, a plea for humanity propelled by dark wit and unflinching honesty. Tillman’s spare prose, frank, poignant and always illuminating, captures all the raving absurdity of a very bad day in America's toughest, hottest melting pot.
Number of Pages: 176.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Lynne Tillman
Language: English
Street Date: March 14, 2018
TCIN: 52748815
UPC: 9781935869016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-0920

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