The Resource Butterfly stories : a novel, William T. Vollmann

Butterfly stories : a novel, William T. Vollmann

Label
Butterfly stories : a novel
Title
Butterfly stories
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
William T. Vollmann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Heralded as "one of America's most intrepid fictional frontiersmen" (Publishers Weekly), William T. Vollmann has few equals on the literary landscape. Called a cross between William Burroughs and Thomas Pynchon, he explores the dark margins of society with a rare and ferocious imagination. In his newest novel, he takes what may be his most daring tour of this world of harrowing, essential truths. Butterfly Stories follows a Henry Milleresque narrator in a dizzying, cradle-to-grave hunt for love that takes him from the comfortable confines of suburban America to the blood-stained killing fields of modern Cambodia. The object of abuse and ridicule as a child, the "Butterfly boy" finds his only connection is with those outside of society, the untouchables. It is here that he meets up with Ulrich, the psychopathic son of a former S.S. officer; befriends a hedonistic photographer who travels with him to Southeast Asia; visits Thailand, where Benadryl and prostitutes with AIDS are his ever-present companions; and, finally, falls in love with Vanna, a waif-like hooker plying her wares in post-Khmer Rouge Phnom Penh. With Vanna he will engage in a monumental search for wisdom that will take him to the precipice of hell. Vollmann's most accessible work to date, this exotic, erotic, evocative tale will surely add to the legions of admirers who proclaim him as one of today's most arresting, provocative, and
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vollmann, William T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3572.O395
LC item number
B88 1993
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Short stories
Label
Butterfly stories : a novel, William T. Vollmann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The butterfly boy -- Ulrich and the doctor -- More Benadryl, whined the journalist -- The new wife -- The answer -- I wouldn't ne smiling that way if I were you -- The bordello of pain -- Bridal mines
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Grove Press ed.
Extent
279 p.
Isbn
9780802115027
Lccn
93002489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28292505
  • (OCoLC)ocm28292505
Label
Butterfly stories : a novel, William T. Vollmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The butterfly boy -- Ulrich and the doctor -- More Benadryl, whined the journalist -- The new wife -- The answer -- I wouldn't ne smiling that way if I were you -- The bordello of pain -- Bridal mines
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Grove Press ed.
Extent
279 p.
Isbn
9780802115027
Lccn
93002489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28292505
  • (OCoLC)ocm28292505

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