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From Publishers Weekly:
His name familiar to theatergoers (his newest play, Zero Positive, recently opened in New York) Kondoleon's first novel concerns a young man, Antoine, who leaves his dull job in an art gallery and on a whim flies to Tjampuan, Bali. There he meets Cheryl Burden, who looks like a heroin addict, bakes cookies and doesn't believe in love. As in a Bunuel film, different times, places and characters are introduced, flow into one another and are then abandonedwith such speed that some of the story lines get lostbut the effect is initially energizing. Sketches and vignettes of the characters are fresh, fun and fast, as we encounter Cheryl's half-brother Paul Nobody, his mother, Caridad, and her uncle the anesthesiologist; follow black-haired Molly's affairs with an ex-translator, Cheryl's summer job with the Coffin family or Rhonda W.'s search for sex. One third of the way into the book, however, the story screeches to a halt: Antoine's real name turns out to be Frank and he launches into his own story with a resounding thud. He slowly describes his horrible parents and childhood, his love for Cheryl, the apotheosis of Paul Nobody, his feelings about God, insanity, prostitution and time in institutions. The fizzle-ending and Frank's jejune philosophic ruminations are especially annoying after the promise of the early chapters.
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Title: Whore of Tiampuan (PAJ Books)
Publisher: PAJ Publications
Publication Date: 1991
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1st - may be Reissue.
Book Description Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.: P A J Publications, 1987, first edition., 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. First Edition. A very tiny dot on the bottom edge, otherwise an excellent copy in a dust jacket that has a couple short tears and creases at the tear, and faded at the spine. Seller Inventory # 1661
Book Description PAJ Publications, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_212344572
Book Description PAJ Publications, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1555540260
Book Description Paj Pubn 1988-09-01, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Books is in good condition. Some moderate creases and wear. This item may not come with CDs or additional parts and might be an ex-library copy. Seller Inventory # DS-1555540260-3
Book Description PAJ Publications, 1988, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st edition VG/VG. Seller Inventory # 3402
Book Description Paj Pubn, New York, 1988. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good++. Stated First Edition. Very clean light blue boards with gilt lettering on black cloth spine. Very light hint of bumping to bottom corners. No surface wear or cracking. Binding is tight and square. Pages, edges and endpapers are very clean, crisp and bright; no writing or marks. 172 pgs. Clean, bright dustjacket is not price clipped with a very light hint of edgewear to top/base of spine and corners. Spine lightly faded. Very small 1/4" closed tear on rear panel near spine edge. No creasing or chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 Vo. Fiction. Seller Inventory # 014868