The Petting Zoo: A Novel

Author:   Jim Carroll ,  Scott Brick ,  Scott Brick
Publisher:   Tantor Media, Inc
Edition:   Unabridged edition
ISBN:  

9781400118779


Publication Date:   04 November 2010
Format:   Audio  Audio Format
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When poet, musician, and diarist Jim Carroll died in September 2009, he was putting the finishing touches on a potent work of fiction. The Petting Zoo tells the story of Billy Wolfram, an enigmatic thirty-eight-year-old artist who has become a hot star in the late 1980s New York art scene. As the novel opens, Billy, after viewing a show of Velazquez paintings, is so humbled and awed by their spiritual power that he suffers an emotional breakdown and withdraws to his Chelsea loft. In seclusion, Billy searches for the divine spark in his own work and life. Carroll's novel moves back and forth in time to present emblematic moments from Billy's life (his Irish Catholic upbringing, his teenage escapades, his evolution as an artist and meteoric rise to fame) and sharply etched portraits of the characters who mattered most to him, including his childhood friend Denny MacAbee, now a famous rock musician; his mentor, the unforgettable art dealer Max Bernbaum; and one extraordinary black bird. Marked by Carroll's sharp wit, hallucinatory imagery, and street-smart style, The Petting Zoo is a frank, haunting examination of one artist's personal and professional struggles.

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Author:   Jim Carroll ,  Scott Brick ,  Scott Brick
Publisher:   Tantor Media, Inc
Imprint:   Tantor Media, Inc
Edition:   Unabridged edition
Dimensions:   Width: 16.30cm , Height: 2.70cm , Length: 13.70cm
Weight:   0.079kg
ISBN:  

9781400118779


ISBN 10:   1400118778
Publication Date:   04 November 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Out of Stock Indefinitely
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained

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A heartfelt portrait of a New York original by a New York original. ---Publishers Weekly


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Jim Carroll (1949-2009) was an author, poet, and punk musician best known for his 1978 autobiographical work The Basketball Diaries, which was adapted into a film in 1995. Scott Brick has recorded over five hundred audiobooks, won over forty AudioFile Earphones Awards, and twice received Audie Awards for his work. Scott was chosen as Publishers Weekly's 2007 Narrator of the Year, and he has been named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.

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