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Among the gods, Dionysos is the wildest and darkest, the most given to excess, eroticism, and frenzy. In this wickedly funny novel, Percival Everett revisits the age-old myth, and takes a closer look at this eccentric half-man, half-god.
Frenzy tells the story of Dionysos through his "mortal bookmark," an assistant called Vlepo. It is Vlepo's job to witness and experience on behalf of his curious master. Together they collapse the boundaries of space and time, piecing together a fantastic narrative out of familiar legend. Yet Dionysos in his "god-haze" can never be satisfied. Ironically, this most erotic of gods is prevented by his very divinity from experiencing full sensation - while the faithful Vlepo is sent on ever more bizarre quests for satiation.
By exploring the nature of immortality and divinity, Frenzy exposes some of the overlooked truths of our own, all too temporal life.


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December 1996 : USA Paperback

Title: Frenzy
Author(s): Percival Everett
ISBN: 1-55597-244-6 / 978-1-55597-244-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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