My Week Without Gérard by Ivan Boris

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Morbid Books,  2021. Special Edition. Each copy includes a unique collage made of cut-ups. Previously only available to members of the Temple of Surrealism. Cover Images by Max Ernst. 

'A surreal, slapstick nightmare set in the end-times of countercultural journalism.

In search of France’s superstar philosopher who has mysteriously vanished, Lester Langway, a young, bedraggled freelance reporter for the failing London style bible Down N Out! magazine, is sent to Paris to solve a hallucinogenic detective mystery involving demonic Kantian philosophy, identity politics, the history of Surrealism, secret societies and mind control. Both a scathing satire and a sincere romance, My Week Without Gérard is so squarely at odds with the culture it mercilessly lampoons, it’s little surprise the author writes under a pseudonym.'

“Any book with bathroom drugs, coffin sex, awkward romance, conspiracy theories, thinly veiled characters based on people I know in contemporary euro society, and my bloody death scene, has a spot on my bookshelf.”
– Rick Owens

“Essential reading for any of the disposable maggots who ever worked in fashion or new media.”
– Tim Sizebank, Down N Out! magazine

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ivan Boris is the pen name of an author, journalist and poet. This is his first novel published in the English language.


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