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From two major authors of the Prague New Wave come CANICULE and ONLY FOOLS DIE OF HEARTBREAK, now available from Equus Press.

The hellraising, nightmarish genius of Thor Garcia has returned with explosive collection of sordid, hilarious, gut-twisting tales: ONLY FOOLS. Meet the infamous Lenka, the mournful cripple who never met a penis she didn’t want to chop. Or Cleo Blump, beaten and raped from an early age, who rises to lead the Blond Revolution. There’s father Ernie, the athletic standout who never did care much for being a man. And George P., the poet and ex-boxer who finds it all floating out of his grasp. Meet Halingwhorst, the drunk, once-scorned writer, as he edges toward unimaginable triumph. And the anonymous man ruined by divorce, who runs into a dangerously un-smooth criminal on the day Michael Jackson died. Jump on and let Thor Garcia take you on a hard-drinking, hard-living drive. It’s a no-holes-barred assassination of our world today. The horror, madness and humor – along with the impeccable dialogue and fast-moving prose – will leave you breathless.

From the author of BREAKFAST AT MIDNIGHT, Louis Armand — “breathing unexpected life into the modern noir” (Rain Taxi) — comes a new novel: CANICULE, a savage coming-of-age story through the prism of 1970s terrorism, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the Israel-Lebanon War… Three friends, each of them orphans, are brought together by fate in a small Baltic seaside town. Bit by bit their friendship turns to betrayal. When one of them commits suicide, the emptiness of their lives is laid bare… In the present, a sudden random act of violence brings two women together in mutual need and self-discovery. As the destinies of its protagonists intertwine, a story unfolds of love and betrayal in a time of failed ideology and moral crisis. By turns cinematic, hard-boiled, sensual, CANICULE continues Armand’s exploration of the underside of the human condition.

ONLY FOOLS and CANICULE will be launched in Paris on the following dates:

WEDNESDAY, April 24 @ CARR’S Irish Pub & Restaurant – 1 rue du Mont-Thabor, 75 001 Paris. 7.30 pm

THURSDAY, April 25: Paris Lit Up @ Culture Rapide, 103 Rue Julien Lacroix, 75020 Paris. 7.30 pm

FRIDAY, April 26: CAFÉ DELAVILLE, 34, bd Bonne Nouvelle, Paris, 75010. 7.30 pm

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EQUUS was established in 2011 with the objective of publishing innovative & translocal writing.

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