Narcisa: Our Lady of Ashes
Jonathan Shaw Heartworm Press

Narcisa: Our Lady of Ashes

Pages

360

Format

Paperback

Release date

July 2008

Release number

Heartworm #21

Publisher

Heartworm Press

Weight

1.2

Size

5.5 x 1.5 x 8.5 "

According to Johnny Depp, “If Hubert Selby Jr., Charles Bukowski, Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Neil Cassady, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, the Marquis de Sade, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Edward Teach, Charley Parker, Iggy Pop, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, R. Crumb, Robert Williams, Joe Coleman, Dashiell Hammett, E.M. Cioran and all of the Three Stooges had all been involved in some greasy, shameful, evil whorehouse orgy, Jonathan Shaw would surely be its diabolical, reprobate spawn.”

This first novel by Shaw, the internationally acclaimed tattoo artist and son of jazz legend Artie Shaw, unfolds in the wild backwaters of Rio de Janeiro and New York, where narrator Cigano attempts in vain to curb the unhinged habits of his lover Narcisa. As they navigate the chaos of her spiraling life of drugs, burglaries and violent mood swings, Cigano records a love affair doomed by sociopathy.

Introduction by Lydia Lunch. 

About the author

Jonathan Shaw

Jonathan Shaw is a legendary American tattoo artist and writer. He is the author of Narcisa: Our Lady of Ashes, Love Songs to the Dead, and Scab Vendor.

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