Lights Out in Wonderland

Author(s): D. B. C. Pierre

General Fiction

The life-changing, hilarious and outrageous tale of one man's journey to fight the decadent excess of the modern world.


 


Gabriel Brockwell, aesthete, poet, philosopher, disaffected twenty-something decadent, is looking to end it all with one last journey of excess. Taking in London, Tokyo, Berlin and the Galapagos Islands, Lights Out In Wonderland documents Gabriel Brockwell's remarkable global odyssey. Committed to the pursuit of pleasure to obliterate all previous parties, Gabriel's adventure takes in a spell in rehab, a near-death experience with fugu ovaries, a sexual encounter with an octopus, and finally an orgiastic feast in the bowels of Berlin's majestic Tempelhof Airport. Along the way we see a character disintegrate and re-shape before our eyes. An allegorical banquet and a sly commentary on the march towards mindless banality, DBC Pierre's third novel is an unexpectedly joyful expression of the human spirit.


Product Information

The life-changing, hilarious and outrageous tale of one man's journey to fight the decadent excess of the modern world.

DBC Pierre lives in County Leitrim, Ireland. Vernon God Little, his debut novel, won the MAN Booker Prize and the Whitbread First Novel Award. Ludmila's Broken English, his second, was published in 2006.

General Fields

  • : 9780571228911
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : August 2011
  • : 198mm X 126mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : D. B. C. Pierre
  • : Paperback
  • : 1011
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 336