The Gypsy's Curse by Harry Crews

The Gypsy's Curse by Harry Crews. 1975 F Secker & Warburg, first U,K, edition, 208 pages. According to Publishers Weekly "Crews, one of the most inventive practitioners in modern American letters, returns to a milieu that has long fascinated him: the seedy world of fighters and musclemen.... A brilliant specialist in black humor, Crews delivers the goods once again. His deadpan prose style is uncannily effective in meshing the surreal and everyday life. While the characters are mainly freaks, they come across so directly, often with an affecting sweetness, that they acquire extraordinary vibrancy. Crews is a modernist all right, but he isn't a facile one." Perhaps that black humor evolved out of falling into a cast-iron pig-scalding boiler when Crews was six and burned two-thirds of his body. Gypsy's Curse was his seventh novel.

Condition: VG, scuff on back cover, bump on head and tail of spine

"I had my reasons to be bitter, but I wasn't."

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