Banging the Monkey

Genre: General Fiction, Humour, Mystery
$17.00

For Fans Of

Hunter S. Thompson, Alex Garland, William S. Burroughs, Charles Bukowski, Nick Cave, Jim Carroll, Jack Kerouac, Douglas Adams, Pico Iyer, Cormac McCarthy, William Dalrymple, Bill Bryson, Peter Matthiessen, Henry Miller, Paul Theroux, Ken Kesey, Tom Wolfe, Jim Thompson, William Golding, Luc Sante, Robert M. Pirsig, Jon Krakauer, J.D. Salinger, Kurt Vonnegut, Anthony Bourdain, David Foster Wallace, Rolf Potts, Bob Shacochis, Tom Waits, Keith Richards, Martin Amis, and Iggy Pop

Book Summary

Writer Mark O’Kane is in a downward spiral. His last novel tanked. His wife left him. And his drinking is out of control. So when a chance meeting with enigmatic businessman Frank Fochs leads to a cushy job on the tropical island of Madu, it sounds like Mark’s salvation: he can finally write his comeback novel and set his life on a brighter path.

But when Frank disappears, Mark is left holding the bag for his boss’s shady business dealings. And after a corpse washes up in the local lagoon, Mark may even be charged with Frank’s murder. As he skirts the border between regret and desire, Mark discovers that the demons of his past are not so easily outrun, and that paradise comes with a price.

"Banging the Monkey is for anyone who has ever dreamed of chucking it all and starting over. Debut author Tod A injects pulp noir with a punk prose rhythm to weave a darkly comic tale about life at the end of the American Century." — Blurb

“A wry and richly written journey in a faraway climate, imbued with a tropical noir sensibility ... thoroughly engaging." — Alex Smith

"Cleverly written and populated with consistently juicy characters." — David Yow

Testimonials

“A wry and richly written journey in a faraway climate, imbued with a tropical noir sensibility ... thoroughly engaging." — Alex Smith

"Cleverly written and populated with consistently juicy characters." — David Yow

About the Author

Tod A is best known as the leader of the 'world-punk' band Firewater. Tod left New York City to backpack through Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. His debut novel, Banging the Monkey, was inspired by events he witnessed and stories he collected along the way. Tod A currently hangs his hat in Istanbul.

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