"Pedro Juan was a reporter in Havana, but as existence in Cuba and his own life begin to collapse around him, he gives up the farce of a daily job, and begins to "train himself to take nothing seriousl"
"A young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing; one of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover -- these are the two couples whose story is told in"
"In these ĎTales of Ordinary Madnessí, Charles Bukowski ingeniously mixes high and low culture, from prostitutes and the philosophy of Kant to despair and classical music, to create his modern dystopia"
"Tropical Animal brings the return of the already infamous Pedro Juan, the seductive protagonist at the heart of Dirty Havana Trilogy. Pursued by Gloria, a proud and sophisticated prostitute on a missi"
"'Pulp fiction in Castro's Cuba. A picaresque novel with sex, scheming, and, well, more sex.' Martin Cruz Smith, author of Gorky Park 'Daniel Chavarria is a prince of a fellow, larger than life and tw"
"Arturo Bandini is a struggling writer lodging in a seedy LA hotel. While basking in the glory of having had a single short story published in a small magazine, he meets local waitress Camilla Lopez an"
"A largely autobiographical novel which tracks three crazy weeks in the turbulent, alcohol-bingeing life of Bruno Dante as he awaits the death of his father. The result is a harrowing descent through a"
"If you're looking for a novel that is absolutely in touch with the spirit and feeling of the age--and, particularly, what it means to be young and struggling in the sexual jungle of a big city--then W"
"Coco is a Shanghai cafe waitress, full of enthusiasm for life. She falls in love with a young man, Tian Tian, for whom she feels tenderness and love but who is reclusive and impotent. Despite her pare"
"In 1978 Warren Fellows was convicted of heroin trafficking between Thailand and Australia. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in the notorious Bang Kwang prison - better known as the Bangkok Hilton"
"Vonnegut's metafictional memoir of Howard W Campbell Jr - American Nazi, American spy, American villain and American hero in one brilliantly blurs the line between right and wrong, history and fiction"
"Everywhere you look, for heavenís sake, there are ladies. Never mind for heavenís sake, this is heaven. It is the Garden of Eden, where you are allowed to eat all the apples you want. The air itself i"