A pair of highschool lovers develop an interest in film-making. But when the girl leaves for school in England, the boy withdraws into himself. Its only when a sneak film he makes of his neighbours having sex becomes an underground hit, that he begins to emerge from his shell.
This stunning rights of passage novel unfolds against a backdrop of teenage sex, casual dope smoking and snatches of the Clash. A pair of highschool lovers develop an interest in film-making. But when the girl leaves for school in England, the boy withdraws into himself. It is only when a sneak film he makes of his neighbours having sex (accompanied by the family dog) becomes an underground hit, that he begins to emerge from his shell. But he is soon under pressure to follow up his first film with an even bigger hit.
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"1 'Turner's strengths are in character and dialogue - he only needs a couple of sentences or a snatch of conversation to conjure up a personality.' Tibor Fischer 2 'a mix of monologues, contracts, and interviews ordered in taut, hilarious verse, describing the experiences of an imaginary band... Already turned into a film, this is razor-sharp wit, applied with a spray can rather than exploding with Spinal Tap pyrotechnics.' Q Magazine on HARD CORE LOGO 3 'A funny, delightful story of adolescent sexuality delivered in perfect prose. THE VIRGIN SUICIDES with added sex' Matt Thorne"
About Michael Turner
Michael Turner has long been considered one of Canada's most original, talented and versatile artists. His first book, Company Town, was nominated for the 1992 Dorothy Livesay B.C. Book Prize for Poetry. His second book Hard Core Logo, has been adapted to radio, stage and feature film. In 1996 he received a Genie Award for his contribution to the movie soundtrack. His screenplay-cum-novel, American Whiskey Bar, was produced in a live television special on Toronto's Citytv in the fall of 1998. Michael Turner lives in Vancouver.
The Pornographer's Poem by Michael Turner
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