Need by Nik Cohn

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New York City is in the grip of a bad-moon heat wave, with the street-corner preachers running amok. Into the fray, four damaged lives come together at a pet store on the Upper West Side, each one consumed by a private hunger and driven toward an inevitable fate. 304 pp. 15,000 print.

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About Nik Cohn

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Nik Cohn is the author of six previous books, as well as two collaborations with the artist Guy Peellaert. He was born in London, raised in Northern Ireland, and now lives on Shelter Island, New York.
Published February 1, 2012 by Knopf. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Romance. Fiction

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Riffing pyrotechnically through the basic catalogue of New York City millennial malaise, British journalist Cohn's latest (following the nonfiction The Heart of the World) zeroes in on Wille D., Anna

Feb 02 1997 | Read Full Review of Need

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