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ISBN 10: 0973445807 / ISBN 13: 9780973445800
Published by Zygote Publishing, (Canada), 2004
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Title: Nunt

Publisher: Zygote Publishing, (Canada)

Publication Date: 2004

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Mingus Tourette’s Nunt explodes with the shocking story of a man who walks out on his wife and embarks on a ferocious two year odyssey of womanizing and alcohol-fuelled violence. Tourette roars across a barbaric America in this savage tale of murderous fist fights and molotov cocktails, doing battle with malevolent priests, falling in love with obsessed prostitutes, and desperately trying to exorcise the ghosts of his failed marriage...

In the tradition of Rimbaud and Bukowski, Tourette pens an unflinching portrait of alienation in a frightening, yet familiar land. This searing vision of a nation under decay exposes Tourette’s twisted crusade to purge himself of the ghosts of a ruined marriage and the woman who haunts him.

At times shocking, this brilliant series of prose-styled poems details a two year binge of ritualized drinking, womanizing, apostasy, violence, and near-fatal self-destruction. Alternating between startling obscenity and tender humanity, Nunt careens through a world of sex, drugs, prostitutes, buggery, fist fighting, murder, God, death, literature, jazz, rock and roll, zen, and madness.

One of the most exciting Canadian writers to emerge in recent years, Mingus Tourette has created a fascinating narrative of exorcism by speaking beautifully and disgustingly of love, no matter how malformed, destructive, and mercurial it may seem.

About the Author:

Mingus Tourette was born and raised in western Canada, and has been obsessed with writing and literature from an early age. Since 1999, he has been published regularly online and is now the writer / editor of The Daily Mingus, which is an online serial with a large, fanatical fan base.

Tourette is frequently quoted in local print media on subjects ranging from metrosexuality to the state of poetry in Canada, and continually participates in online debates concerning religion, evolution, and American foreign policy. In 2003, Tourette garnered media attention while protesting the invasion of Iraq. He was photographed wearing a gasmask and an American flag fashioned as a diaper, which later prompted police to detain and interrogate him.

Tourette has been labelled a "shiv-wielding, profanity-hurling church-baiter, but in a good way" (Edmonton Journal, 2003) for his oft-profane tongue and for arriving at interviews with a knife in hand. It is his belief that writers should be treated like rock stars, and should have the right to make a living from the written word.

Mingus Tourette still lives in the west where he is working on his next novel.

He is no longer married and has no children, to the best of his knowledge.

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