New York Graphic

New York Graphic

Adam Lloyd Baker

A scrumptious, darkly comedian paintings of latest city noir from an unique new literary talent.

Meet Virgil Strauss, a bodily and emotionally unkempt but by some means attractive tabloid photographer whose ardour is bearing photographic witness--à los angeles Weegee--to the obscene, malevolent and sanguine viscera of latest York tradition.

To his disapppointment and defeat, The manhattan Graphic--the city's most famed shock-based tabloid daily--has generally rejected Virgil's work.  But whilst Virgil and his pal Larry Onions rip off an area church, he will get the image of a life-time, a task on the Graphic,  and a beneficiant degree of difficulty, resulting in severe indiscretions that come with (but usually are not restricted to): grave robbing, straining his neighbor's dog's feces for an inadvertently fed on diamond, generally circulating the paintings of a popular "art terrorist," and being an FBI informant in a serial bombing case.   assisting Virgil via his demanding occasions is Marcy, HIV-positive porn-star female friend, whose wispy, hardened, tragic power brings tenderness and humanity to Virgil's cold-blooded reality.

New York Graphic is a winningly clean contribution to the noir style: alternately hilarious, vulgar, touching, heavily disturbed--and a delightfully heady examining.

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