By J. P. Donleavy
A Fairy story of recent York is a humorous, lusty, and unhappy novel of comedian genius.
Returning from research in another country, Cornelius Christian enters customs along with his baggage and his useless spouse. His first stumble upon in ny is with a funeral director, with whom he reluctantly takes employment to pay for the burial costs. during his tasks he meets the attractive Fanny Sourpuss over her millionaire husband's useless physique. even though, his over-enthusiastic dealing with of his first corpse lands him in court.
Cornelius Christian wanders in the course of the nice unhappy cathedral that's big apple, studying the human situation in all its comedian pathos and lonely absurdity. no matter if lingering within the Automat consuming 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 merely to finish up scuffling with his approach 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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