By J. P. Donleavy
A Fairy story of latest York is a humorous, lusty, and unhappy novel of comedian genius.
Returning from examine overseas, Cornelius Christian enters customs along with his baggage and his lifeless spouse. His first stumble upon in long island is with a funeral director, with whom he reluctantly takes employment to pay for the burial expenditures. during his tasks he meets the gorgeous Fanny Sourpuss over her millionaire husband's lifeless physique. despite the fact that, his over-enthusiastic dealing with of his first corpse lands him in court.
Cornelius Christian wanders throughout the nice unhappy cathedral that's long island, interpreting the human in all its comedian pathos and lonely absurdity. no matter if lingering within the Automat ingesting from part empty espresso cups and stealing baked beans from the plates of shoppers who go searching for ketchup, or discovering love on a road nook in basic terms to finish up struggling 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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