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The Adventures of Lucky Pierre

The Adventures of Lucky Pierre

(2002)
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A virtuosic performance by one of "our most venturesome metafictional fabulists" (The New York Times Book Review), The Adventures of Lucky Pierre is the culmination of a project Coover has been working on for more than a quarter of a century. It is a tour de force that confirms why Coover is one of our preeminent writers. The place is Cinecity, the frozen meta-city where Lucky Pierre plies his trade. Part porn star, part clown, Pierre is quite literally defined by his films. Following the city motto -- Pro bono pubis -- each of Pierre's nine muse-directors creates her own sexual galaxy with Pierre the star of her show. Pierre becomes a naive castaway, a naughty little boy, a submissive slave, a lovestruck hubby, a sexual outlaw, a dirty cartoon, a sex machine, and more. But what will happen when the film ends? A sparkling meditation on how both sex and stories compel and invent us -- in both magical and violent ways -- The Adventures of Lucky Pierre is a masterpiece from one of America's best writers. "Of all the postmodernist writers, Robert Coover is probably the funniest and most malicious." -- Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "The supreme chronicler of the unreality of American life." -- Carey Harrison, San Francisco Chronicle "Coover couldn't write a dull note to the milkman." -- John Schulian, Los Angeles Times Book Review

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: The Adventures of Lucky Pierre: Directors' Cut
Author(s): Robert Coover
ISBN: 0-8021-1724-4 / 978-0-8021-1724-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Paperback Editions

February 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: The Adventures of Lucky Pierre: Directors' Cut (Coover, Robert)
Author(s): Robert Coover
ISBN: 0-8021-4041-6 / 978-0-8021-4041-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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