Paradoxia and The Swing Voter of Staten Island (Akashic Press)
"Hubert Selby, Jr. famously said that he grew up feeling like a scream without a mouth. Lydia Lunch, one of his most celebrated-- and most uncompromising--literary progeny, delivered scream, mouth, teeth, blood, hair, sperm, knife, and adrenaline in her purgatorial masterpiece, Paradoxia." --Jerry Stahl, from the introduction
"Paradoxia is compelling, exhilarating, and infinitely readable." --Paper
Nersesian's cult status (including The Fuck-Up, MTV/Pocket Books, which has sold over 100,000 copies) have focused on the tragicomedy of fin de siecle New York City. Now, in his boldest novel yet, he has broken through into a new landscape that at once fuses the real with the surreal, the psychological with the psychedelic. Actual characters from the '60s and '70s--Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, Daniel Ellsberg, and the Berrigan Brothers--are but a few of the folks who populate this alternate version of American history.