Me and the Devil

By Nick Tosches
(Little Brown and Company, Hardcover, 9780316120975, 387pp.)

Publication Date: December 2012

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A raw and blazing novel by "the single, most brain-searingly dangerous man of letters. Read him at your peril." (Anthony Bourdain)

An aging New Yorker, a writer named Nick, feels life ebbing out of him. The world has gone to hell and Nick is so sick of it all that he can't even have a glass of champagne. Then one night he meets a tantalizing young woman who agrees to come back to his apartment. Their encounter is the most strangely extraordinary of his life. Propelled by uncontrollable, primordial desires, he enters a new and unimagined dimension of the forbidden and is filled with a sexual and spiritual ecstasy that is as intense as it is unholy.

Suddenly Nick's senses are alive. He feels strong, unconquerable, beyond all inhibition and earthly morality. He indulges in life's pleasures, pure and perverse, sublime and dangerous, from the delicate flavors of the perfect tomato to the fleshy beauty of a woman's thigh. But Nick's desire to sustain his rapture leads him to a madness and a darkness far greater and dreadful than have ever ridden the demon mares of night.

Writing in a lineage that includes Dante, William S. Burroughs, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Jr., and Hunter S. Thompson, Nick Tosches may be America's last real literary outlaw-a fearless, uncensorable seeker of our deepest secret truths and desires, from the basest to the most beautiful. Me and the Devil is outrageous, disturbing, and brilliant, a raw and blazing novel truly unlike any other. Like the man said: Read him at your peril.




About the Author
Born in Newark and schooled in his father's Jersey City bar, NICK TOSCHES, a contributing editor of "Vanity Fair", is the author of the acclaimed biographies "The Devil and Sonny Liston, Dino, Power on Earth", and" Hellfire". An anthology of his writings, "The Nick Tosches Reader", was recently published by Da Capo Press. He has also written two other thrillers, "Trinities" and "Cut Numbers. Nick Tosches lives in New York City.
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