By J. P. Donleavy
A Fairy story of latest York is a humorous, lusty, and unhappy novel of comedian genius.
Returning from research in a foreign country, Cornelius Christian enters customs together with his baggage and his useless spouse. His first come upon in manhattan is with a funeral director, with whom he reluctantly takes employment to pay for the burial expenditures. during his tasks he meets the attractive Fanny Sourpuss over her millionaire husband's useless physique. despite the fact that, his over-enthusiastic dealing with of his first corpse lands him in courtroom.
Cornelius Christian wanders in the course of the nice unhappy cathedral that's manhattan, interpreting the human situation in all its comedian pathos and lonely absurdity. no matter if lingering within the Automat ingesting from part empty espresso cups and stealing baked beans from the plates of shoppers who go searching for ketchup, or discovering love on a road nook in simple terms to finish up struggling with his approach out of a hooker's fists, Cornelius Christian, heroic anti-hero, sings of life's goodness within the wake of catastrophe. A Fairytale of recent York is the unconventional whose identify encouraged the Pogues' track, mentioned as 'the top Christmas tune ever'
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