An exploration of the fine dividing line between desire, pornography and violence, this is a novel both about the macabre temptations of taboo and the power of fantasy and faith. Dennis Cooper has also written "Closer" and several volumes of poetry, including "The Tenderness of the Wolves".
When Dennis is 13, he sees a series of photographs of a boy apparently unimaginably mutilated. He is not shocked, but stunned by their mystery and power; their glimpse at the reality of death. Some years later, Dennis meets the boy who posed for the photographs. He did it for love. In his work, Dennis Cooper explores the dividing line between the body and the spirit. His first book Frisk is a novel about the power of fantasy and faith, about the ecstasy of being human. It is a work of unflinching honesty that refuses to allow the reader a vicarious, passive role in mapping out the relationship between desire, pornography and violence.
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?Frisk is a macabre novel about the search for spiritual truth through physical desecration...It is an electrifying study in carnage? Sunday Times ?Unmissable? Face ?The diction of desire has rarely been implemented so frankly, or to such stunning effect? City Limits
About Dennis Cooper
Dennis Cooper is the winner of the Ferro-Grumley Award for Closer, and Guide was a Los Angeles Times bestseller and one of its Ten Best Books of the Year. He lives in Los Angeles.
Frisk by Dennis Cooper
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