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Quentin S. Crisp

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Details

Status Out of print
Release Date Summer 2020
Limitation 24 copies
Size 16 × 24 cm
Pages 176
ISBN 978-3-945795-59-0
Edition lettered edition
Workmanship Thread-stitched hardcover bound in a canvas print of Joseph Dawson’s brilliant painting and housed in a slipcase covered in vintage kimono silk. Head- and tailband, silk ribbon marker. Hand marbled endpaper and black edges. Signed and stamped with the author‘s Hanko on affixed bookplate.

Content

The wonderful Lisa Tuttle wrote in her introduction in 2009:

“This short novel is Quentin S. Crisp’s most accomplished work yet, subtle and strange and powerful, a bleak and moving tale of psychological horror. The main character, Brett Stokes, is an Englishman in Japan who’s making use of a few weeks away from home to try to figure out where his last rela- tionship – and his life – went wrong. We’re warned at the beginning that “nothing happened” – and this turns out to be true, in more than one sense.”