Further Out Than You Thought

A Novel

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Publisher Description

Combining the eloquence and raw sensuality of Jeanette Winterson with the romantic, renegade spirit of Patti Smith, Further Out Than You Thought is a taut and erotically charged literary debut, set against the chaos of the 1992 L.A. riots, about three people searching for identity and meaning from award-winning poet and indie bookshop co-founder Michaela Carter.

In the Neverland that is Los Angeles, where make-believe seems real, three dreamers find themselves on the verge of transformation. Twenty-five-year-old poet Gwendolyn Griffin works as a stripper to put herself through graduate school. Her perpetually stoned boyfriend Leo dresses in period costume to hawk his music downtown, and seems to be losing his already tenuous grip on reality. And their flamboyant best friend and neighbor, nightclub crooner Count Valiant, is slowly withering away.

When the city explodes in violence after the Rodney King verdict, the chaos becomes a catalyst for change. Valiant is invigorated, Leo plans a new stunt—walking into east L.A., naked, holding a white flag—and Gwen, discovering she is pregnant, is confronted by troubling questions. Can Leo become a good, dependable father? Can she leave the club life behind, or will the city’s spell prove too seductive?

Combining poetry and sensuality with an edgy urban sensibility, Further Out Than You Thought is a celebration of life and a haunting story of love, friendship, and one woman’s quest for redemption.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2014
August 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
William Morrow Paperbacks
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
823.5
KB

Customer Reviews

JugeGC ,

Further Out Than You Thought

Ms Carter's first novel is a beautifully written expose of three young adults during a vulnerable and pivotal time in their lives. It was a page turner for me, I couldn't get enough. Her exquisite use of language flowed effortlessly throughout the story. I highly recommend this heart wrenching, beautiful, funny and sensuous story seen through a young women's eyes. It has it all!

1granny8 ,

Farther Out Than You Thought

Wow! I really did enjoy this book.
Well written, first novel, keep them coming!

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