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Asphalt Hardcover - 2004

by Carl Hancock Rux


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Already a celebrated performance artist, vocalist, poet, playwright, and visionary, Carl Hancock Rux now presents a brilliant debut novel--a profound and lyrical portrait of urban life that will take its place among the classics of American literature.

Racine is a reserved young man, but his passion for music lights him up inside. He's just returned from Paris where he'd been invited by a friend to produce music, make recordings, and earn a living. The plan didn't quite pan out, and now he's back in New York, where fate, providence, or just plain chance leads him to a once-glorious brownstone turned into a squat by a few eccentric loners.

There's Manny, who wears sarongs and glitter but has no trouble attracting beautiful women, and Couchette, a gorgeous second-generation dancer whose mother has gone to Bali to live and bear a child with a man who built her a house in the midst of a rice paddy. What binds the characters is a deep sense of loss. Each is--like the city they live in--wounded and seeking healing and connection with and through the other housemates.

Rux's poetic fiction blurs the lines between characters' dreams, memory, and reality. "Asphalt"--the name representing the essence of the city and the hard, layered, yet vulnerable sensibility of its inhabitants--is part post-modern parable, part urban mythology, and altogether relevant to contemporary reality. "Asphalt" is daring and unforgettable, marking the arrival of an original and astounding new voice in American literature.

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HE WAS COMING FROM, I WAS WALKING TOWARD.

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  • Title Asphalt
  • Author Carl Hancock Rux
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition First Edition
  • Pages 255
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Atria Books, NY
  • Date May 18, 2004
  • ISBN 9780743474009 / 0743474007
  • Weight 0.93 lbs (0.42 kg)
  • Dimensions 9.08 x 6.28 x 1.01 in (23.06 x 15.95 x 2.57 cm)
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2003069638
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC
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