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MOREIRA, Peter. A Grand Surrealist Act. Hong Kong : Maplewood Press, 1994. First Edition. Pp (10),9-178,(4). 8vo (139 x 210 mm), art-illustrated cardcovers, with white lettering to red spine.
Peter Moreira (b. 1960, Halifax) was living in Hong Kong at the time of publication.
A novel of Halifax arranged in seventeen chapters.
"Stuart MacAulay knew he had only a slim chance of having the artist Peter Campbell Jr acquitted in his manslaughter case. Police had seen Campbell's car run over and kill a teenage boy and Campbell himself was a weak witness. Overweight, alcoholic, pedantic, he spent his days in his apartment painting works inspired by the Surrealist movement of the 1920s and his nights drinking in Halifax's colourful taverns. But MacAulay did have one factor in his favour: he had learned criminal law from the artist's cunning father, Phil Campbell Sr .
A Grand Surrealist Act is the story of MacAulay's fight to defend Campbell both in court and from the horrors that inspired his painting." - from the rear cover.
1. Poor Mrs. Ruskin.
2. The South Door [ a reference to the south door of Queen Elizabeth High School, Halifax, which served the relatively affluent students of the South End ] .
3. A Heck of a Neck.
4. Hyperextended Elbows.
5. The Lying Cup.
6. Well-Earned Enemies.
7. One Sixth of a Casket.
8. Crimson Icicles.
10. The Cold Carcass.
11. The Pimp's Defender.
12. Hitler's Failure.
13. A Grand Surrealist Act.
14. An Artist's Right to Insanity.
15. Shattered Crania.
16. Charon's Winning Drive.
17. The Green Queen's Council.
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Title: A Grand Surrealist Act. First Edition
Publisher: Maplewood Press, Hong Kong, 1994,: 1994
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 1443