The Book of Frank by Simon Black

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A homeless nihilist falls for a star of the East Village art scene and makes use of his talent for self-destruction to win her.

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Simon Black teaches in the English Department at Cal State LA. He is a writer on the animated show Chico and Guapo, which debuts in October on MTV2. He has published two novels--Me and Kev, and The Book of Frank--the latter was made into a short movie starring John C. Reilly. He lives in LA with his wife, two kids and dog named Judy.
Published September 1, 1994 by Baskerville Publishers Inc.. 228 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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but when he sets his hair on fire, it just makes Henry feel sick, though the performance gives him cachet (``Frank the Self-Destructionist'') and an unwanted admirer in Luz, a tall, exotic woman who practices black magic, deals drugs, and ``spreads the disease.'' She tells Frank he has a cause (`...

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A boy-meets-girl story from New York's seediest streets, Black's (Me and Kev) latest mocks the holy trinity of the art world-sex, drugs and pretension.

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