Pain Killers (Hardcover)

By Jerry Stahl

William Morrow, 9780060506650, 416pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2009



"Often brilliant, always compelling." -- Pittsburgh Tribune

From acclaimed and controversial author Jerry Stahl comes one of the most vividly subversive, savagely funny, explosive novels yet unleashed in our tender century. Pain Killers is a violent and mind-wrenching masterpiece in the Gonzo Noir style that has earned Jerry Stahl his legion of avid fans. For those who enjoy the works of Chuck Palahniuk, Terry Southern, and Hunter S Thompson--as well as Stahl's own Permanent Midnight, I Fatty, Perv-A Love Story, and Plainclothes Naked--Pain Killers is sure to please.

Praise For Pain Killers

Dig it: Perv--A Love Story is a beautifully wrought and twisted ode to freaks, beatniks, hopheads, and the wild-assed and strange everywhere. Jerry Stahl is the American hipster bard.
-James Ellroy, author of L.A. Confidential and My Dark Places

“From the opening gut punch this book had me laughing and turning pages. Jerry Stahl is Thomas Berger’s wicked stepson and his new novel is a tour de force.”
-Tom Franklin, author of Smonk, Hell at the Breech, and Poachers