By J. P. Donleavy
A Fairy story of recent York is a humorous, lusty, and unhappy novel of comedian genius.
Returning from research in a foreign country, Cornelius Christian enters customs together with his baggage and his lifeless spouse. His first stumble upon in manhattan is with a funeral director, with whom he reluctantly takes employment to pay for the burial costs. during his tasks he meets the gorgeous Fanny Sourpuss over her millionaire husband's useless physique. despite the fact that, his over-enthusiastic dealing with of his first corpse lands him in court.
Cornelius Christian wanders in the course of the nice unhappy cathedral that's manhattan, reading the human situation in all its comedian pathos and lonely absurdity. no matter if lingering within the Automat consuming from part empty espresso cups and stealing baked beans from the plates of shoppers who go searching for ketchup, or discovering love on a highway nook simply to finish up scuffling with his means out of a hooker's fists, Cornelius Christian, heroic anti-hero, sings of life's goodness within the wake of catastrophe.
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He was throwing the paper out over Route 395, and the highway patrol saw him and called it in. ” Today, Homeland Security would scramble the F-15s. The videotape of our ﬂight will later reveal my face turning a bit green and my overall demeanor becoming somewhat less cheerful as the dive-bombing delivery mission continues. ” Hal smiles, resumes humming, and—again holding the steering wheel thing between his knees—picks up his camera and starts snapping a few aerial shots for the next edition of the Booster, which has been coming out for nearly half a century with no “further notice” on the horizon.
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A Fairy-Tale of New York by J. P. Donleavy