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Scary Kisses

(1988)
A novel by

 
 
From the lost generation of Andy Warhol's New York to the cocaine-fueled runways of the top fashion houses of Paris and Milan, Scary Kisses captures the tenderness and cruelty of the beautiful people circa 1980, living behind the pages of Vogue.

As a portrait of this time and this place, Scary Kisses shares a place with Bright Lights, Big City, Slaves of New York, and The Bonfire of the Vanities as a classic portrait of the seductive pull of Manhattan nightlife. The story of centers on a menage a trois that drifts listlessly into a spiral of cynicism and nihilistic gratification via sex and drugs. With a raw, voyeuristic eye for detail, Brad Gooch zooms the reader in to the downtown New York scene and the decadent nightlife of the modeling world. His precise, snapshot prose re-creates a time unlike any other, and characters that flash with a stark, bright realism.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"No one else has written a book this literate and witty about the modelling world." - Bret Easton Ellis


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Used availability for Brad Gooch's Scary Kisses

Hardback Editions

September 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: Scary Kisses
Author(s): Brad Gooch
ISBN: 0-399-13410-7 / 978-0-399-13410-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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Paperback Editions

January 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Scary Kisses
Author(s): Brad Gooch
ISBN: 1-58567-426-5 / 978-1-58567-426-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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February 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: Scary Kisses
Author(s): Brad Gooch
ISBN: 0-330-30751-7 / 978-0-330-30751-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Books
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December 1989 : USA Paperback
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Title: Scary Kisses
Author(s): Brad Gooch
ISBN: 0-671-68325-X / 978-0-671-68325-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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