The Menaced Assassin (cloth)
  • Author: Ascher/Straus
  • Binding: Clothbound MJ
  • Pages: 128
  • Size: 4 x 7"
  • Pub. Year: 1989
  • ISBN: 0-914232-49-5
  • In Stock: Yes
Price: $15.00

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The dazzling fusion of hard-boiled dialogue, psychological relativism and slapstick satire make The Menaced Assassin a postModern answer to Through the Looking Glass. Anti-heroine Celeste is an aspiring fashion designer, but first she must create an identity for herself, an identity she approaches through some "other zone" -- a mirror-world pieced together from old Hollywood movie plots, scenes out of sleazy crime novels and melodramas, ads in trashy magazines, fuzzy AM radio shows, and a stream of great overheard conversations.

REVIEWS:
"The novel's playful, nostalgic quality -- like remembering movie trivia, or guessing who gets the girl, who committed the murder -- keeps up its fast comic pace."
-- Village Voice
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AUTHOR:
Since 1973 the award-winning fiction of Ascher/Straus has been appearing widely in magazines, including Chicago Review, The Paris Review, Chelsea, Sun and Moon, Epoch and Exile. Both Sheila Ascher and Dennis Straus were born...
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