AMERICAN NARCISSUS by Chandler Morrison out now!

AMERICAN NARCISSUS by Chandler Morrison out now!

The American dream is dead, and Los Angeles is burning. Stoned and porn-addicted surfer Baxter Kent is terrified of women and anxious to make things work with a sex robot. Acid junkie Arden Coover has a useless philosophy degree and a doomed relationship he believes might save him. His younger sister Tess is considering, or resisting, a convenient but loveless marriage to a wealthy, narcissistic novelist. Ryland Richter, an alcoholic insurance executive with too much money and too few scruples, is seeking toxic solace in the arms of a dangerously unhinged subordinate. As wildfires rage, this lost and hopeless cast makes their way through the embers of Los Angeles and beyond in a desperate search for meaning and connection in a world without a future. Chandler Morrison’s latest satire explores our search for love in all the wrong places, and what happens when we think we find it.

You can order the book today from all of your favorite retailers as well as directly from our distributor:
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“When I wasn’t reading this book, I wanted to be. I need stories like this from Morrison until the end of time.” –Sadie Hartmann, author of 101 Horror Books to Read Before You’re Murdered

“A master of iconoclastic satire and deftly turned plot points, American Narcissus showcases author Chandler Morrison’s genuine flair for originality and the kind of narrative storytelling style that keeps and holds the reader’s rapt attention from start to finish.” — Midwest Book Review

American Narcissus is Morrison at his scathing, satirical best…A darkly comic search through the spiritual decay of LA–and our modern age–where there may be no soul to find at all.” —Ryan Harding, Splatterpunk award-winning author of Transcendental Mutilation

American Narcissus is a beautiful tragedy in which Morrison’s unrelenting voice shines through…This is the book he was meant to write.” —Autumn Christian, author of Girl Like a Bomb

“Chandler Morrison is of the most visceral and uncompromising writers of his generation, and Dead Inside is a nightmarish, unforgettable work of fiction.” —Donald Ray Pollock, author of The Devil All the Time

“No blurb will be able to fully convey how great this book is. Chandler Morrison’s voice is unique, stylish and powerful. Required reading for fans of Brett Easton Ellis, Tom Piccirilli or Chuck Palahniuk.” —Brian Keene, Author of The Rising, Ghoul

“Exquisite in its bleakness and compulsively readable, American Narcissus will speak to anyone who has ever freewheeled towards oblivion, chosen toxicity as a mode of comfort, or sought love and meaning from the worst possible source.” —HLR, author of History of Present Complaint and EX-CETERA

“It’s very difficult to describe a Chandler Morrison novel–you kind of have to experience them for yourself to get what he’s doing–but it is quite easy to say that this is one of the most entertaining, thoughtful, and just plain weird novels you’re likely to read this year.”–Booklist

“With American Narcissus, Chandler Morrison once again shows us why he’s one of the best contemporary LA novelists and chroniclers of our disconnected, disaffected modern existence. No amount of wealth, fame, drugs, or sex can fill the emptiness at the cores of Morrison’s gorgeous yet emotionally stunted cast. A timely meditation on the horror of having it all.”–Brian Asman, author of Man, Fuck This House

About the Author
Chandler Morrison is the author of seven previous books, including #thighgap and Dead Inside. His short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals. He lives in Los Angeles.


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