King of Joy
King of Joy by Soft Skull Press at Jen Blood. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. From one of the most exciting and risk-taking new literary voices, Richard Chiem’s debut novel King of Joy is the triumphant, electrifying story of
From one of the most exciting and risk-taking new literary voices, Richard Chiem’s debut novel King of Joy is the triumphant, electrifying story of one woman’s quest for survival against all odds, told in the author’s inimitable prose style.
Corvus has always had an overactive imagination. Growing up, she develops a unique coping mechanism: she can imagine herself out of any situation, no matter how terrible. To get through each day, Corvus escapes into scenes from fantasy novels, pop songs, and action/adventure movies, and survives by turning the everyday into just another role to play in the movie of her life.
After a tragic loss, Corvus finds a sadness so great she cannot imagine it away. Instead, she finds Tim, a pornographer with unconventional methods, who offers her a new way to escape into movies. But when a sinister plot of greed and betrayal is revealed, Corvus must fight to reclaim her independence, and discovers she is stronger than even she could have imagined.
Written in Richard Chiem’s singular style, this debut novel is equal parts sledgehammer and sweet song, a neon, pulsing portrait of grief. King of Joy tells the triumphant, electrifying story of one woman’s quest for survival against all odds, and serves as a reminder that resilience can be found even in our most hopeless moments.
|Manufacturer:||Soft Skull Press|
|Publisher:||Soft Skull Press|
|Studio:||Soft Skull Press|
|Item Size:||0 x 8.25 x 8.25 inches|
|Package Weight:||1.11 pounds|
|Package Size:||5.5 x 0 x 0 inches|