By J. P. Donleavy
A Fairy story of recent York is a humorous, lusty, and unhappy novel of comedian genius.
Returning from examine overseas, Cornelius Christian enters customs together with his baggage and his useless spouse. His first come across in ny 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. 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 manhattan, studying the human in all its comedian pathos and lonely absurdity. even if lingering within the Automat consuming from part empty espresso cups and stealing baked beans from the plates of consumers who go searching for ketchup, or discovering love on a road nook simply 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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