By Jonathan Shaw

ISBN-10: 006235499X

ISBN-13: 9780062354990

A mythical tattoo artist and infamous author of trendsetting underground paintings, Jonathan Shaw captures the damaging dependancy of affection, intercourse, medications, and demonic ownership embodied in humans whose impossible to resist passions threaten to smash them during this cult vintage novel.

In the wild backwaters of Rio de Janeiro and long island, motorcycle-riding, nomadic outlaw poet Ignacio Valencia Lobos—known as Cigano—attempts in useless to slash the unhinged behavior of his lover, Narcisa, a crack-smoking thinker prostitute. although he is familiar with they'll spoil one another, Narcisa is a wonderful poison he can't withstand. As they navigate the chaos of her downward spiral—dragged deeper via the gravity of gear, burglaries, and violence, Cigano recounts a love affair doomed by way of madness, disorder, and vice.

A genius epic of outlaw literature, Narcisa belongs one of the works of such greats as Charles Bukowski, Henry Miller, William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Irvine Welsh, and Hunter S. Thompson.

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