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Suicide Casanova (edition 2005)

by Arthur Nersesian

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What do Gary Condit, Woody Allen, and OJ Simpson have in common with Leslie Cauldwell, protagonist of Nersesian's latest offering? They are Suicide Casanovas. What compels powerful men in the prime of their professional lives to risk so much? Following the commercial success of his first three novels (including cult-classicThe Fuck-Up; over 50,000 copies in print), Nersesian's new novel is a psychosexual thriller, a dramatic departure from his youthful black comedies: Humbert Humbert without the pedophile penchant, Hannibal Lechter without the appetite. Corporate attorney Leslie Cauldwell is middle-aged, handsome, and rich, but has only a few swipes left on his mental Metrocard. During a rough sex session, he garrotes his beloved wife; now he's an officially designated "sex offender," off on a bender, looking for love in all the wrong places. Twenty years earlier, when his office was high above the pornographic purgatory of Times Square, Leslie became involved with the adult-film star, Sky Pacifica. She needed a refuge, and he was ripe for the using. Following a brief fling, each went their own way. Two decades later, in 2001, Leslie is still working in Times Square--recently sanitized with its ESPN Zone and MTV window--and fraught with guilt about his "accident" with his wife. Like Jay Gatsby pursuing an erotic American dream, Leslie, with the help of a private detective, hunts down Sky Pacifica, his latter-day Daisy. Across a landscape of S&M mistresses and porn producers, from L.A. of the '80s to New York of the new millennium, we see a modern-day tale of love and loss, innocence and corruption, crime and redemption. Arthur Nersesianis the author ofThe Fuck-Up, Manhattan Loverboy, andDogrun. The former managing editor of thePortable Lower East Side, he currently lives in New York City. Also available by Arthur Nersesian Manhattan Loverboy TP $13.95, 1-888451-09-2 * CUSA The Fuck-Up TP $13.00, 1-888451-03-3 * CUSA… (more)
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I picked this up as a humerus memoir, which is my main genre. What I found here was quite a story of S&M and a man who "dabbled". The book was gross at times. Beyond that, Neresian has such a handle of language and there are phrases in the book you just have to reread because they are so eloquent. It is very funny in a sarcastic sense which is good. Personally; I think I just was surprised at the in depth talk of sex dungeons, etc.
But hey; to each his/her own!
still a good read! ( )
2 vote megrockstar | May 25, 2010 |
I was intrigued by the back description. I was disappointed ( and a bit disgusted) by the what was between the covers. ( )
  Djupstrom | Apr 21, 2008 |
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What do Gary Condit, Woody Allen, and OJ Simpson have in common with Leslie Cauldwell, protagonist of Nersesian's latest offering? They are Suicide Casanovas. What compels powerful men in the prime of their professional lives to risk so much? Following the commercial success of his first three novels (including cult-classicThe Fuck-Up; over 50,000 copies in print), Nersesian's new novel is a psychosexual thriller, a dramatic departure from his youthful black comedies: Humbert Humbert without the pedophile penchant, Hannibal Lechter without the appetite. Corporate attorney Leslie Cauldwell is middle-aged, handsome, and rich, but has only a few swipes left on his mental Metrocard. During a rough sex session, he garrotes his beloved wife; now he's an officially designated "sex offender," off on a bender, looking for love in all the wrong places. Twenty years earlier, when his office was high above the pornographic purgatory of Times Square, Leslie became involved with the adult-film star, Sky Pacifica. She needed a refuge, and he was ripe for the using. Following a brief fling, each went their own way. Two decades later, in 2001, Leslie is still working in Times Square--recently sanitized with its ESPN Zone and MTV window--and fraught with guilt about his "accident" with his wife. Like Jay Gatsby pursuing an erotic American dream, Leslie, with the help of a private detective, hunts down Sky Pacifica, his latter-day Daisy. Across a landscape of S&M mistresses and porn producers, from L.A. of the '80s to New York of the new millennium, we see a modern-day tale of love and loss, innocence and corruption, crime and redemption. Arthur Nersesianis the author ofThe Fuck-Up, Manhattan Loverboy, andDogrun. The former managing editor of thePortable Lower East Side, he currently lives in New York City. Also available by Arthur Nersesian Manhattan Loverboy TP $13.95, 1-888451-09-2 * CUSA The Fuck-Up TP $13.00, 1-888451-03-3 * CUSA

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