Adult Entertainment. First Edition in dustjacket

By: METCALF, John

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METCALF, John. Adult Entertainment. Toronto : Macmillan of Canada (1986). First Edition. Pp (6),1-201,(1). 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "With Adult Entertainment, John Metcalf is sure to delight his admirers - and win new readers - with his characteristic blend of elegant prose, wry compassion, and mischievous comic vision." - rear dj panel. "The two novellasand three short stories that make up Adult Entertainment are vintage Metca lf. In the stories we meet a shy student exposed to a grotesque landlady and her horrific family ["Single Gents Only"], a teacher in a Borstal school who allows an entire cricket team to escape ["The Eastmill Detention Centre"], and a middle-aged dreamer who may or may not have encountered Venus outside the railway station in Milan ["The Nipples of Venus"]. 'Polly Ongle' chronicles an evening of failed adultery, which involves a sex-starved father, his purple-haired punk son, a rock band called The Iron Guard, and a bronze statue of General Jose de San martin which is the silent recipient of awildly comic and deeply moving monologue. 'Travelling Northward' ranges fr om the sparkling dialogue of domestic comedy to scenes approaching low farce as it allows us into the very private world of a professional writer. As the story darkens and deepens, it transforms itself into a vivid celebration of married love." - front dj flap. Fine in dustjacket. 20.00

Title: Adult Entertainment. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: METCALF, John

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1986, ISBN:0771598963:

Seller ID: 15710

Keywords: LITERATURE FIRST CANADA CANADIAN LITERARY FICTION SHORT STORY NOVELLA STORIES,