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Force Majeure

(1988)
A novel by

 
 
Bud Wiggins dreamed of achieving fame as a screenwriter. He almost made it. Instead, he finds himself free-falling through a world of hallucinatory absurdity, low comedy, and epic degradation. A Hollywood bottom-feeder who moonlights as a limo driver to pay the bills, both tormented and vicariously aroused by his contact with the industry's elite, Mr. Wiggins bears poignant, paranoid witness to the horror and hysteria that are by-products of "the Business." His phantasmagoric saga, by turns picaresque, pornographic, and poetic, Force Majeure is the first of a projected quartet called "Scriptures" that will chronicle the misadventures and transcendental fall and rise -- comic, tragic, and tragicosmic -- of Bud Wiggins, Quixote of Babylon.


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"As knowing a novel of late-twentieth century Hollywood as one is likely to encounter, brilliantly detailed and remorselessly funny. Mr Wagner is a major talent." - William Gibson


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Hardback Editions

August 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: Force Majeure
Author(s): Bruce Wagner
ISBN: 0-394-58261-6 / 978-0-394-58261-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

February 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Force Majeure: A Novel
Author(s): Bruce Wagner
ISBN: 0-7432-6896-2 / 978-0-7432-6896-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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September 1993 : UK Paperback

Title: Force Majeure
Author(s): Bruce Wagner
ISBN: 0-09-920081-3 / 978-0-09-920081-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
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May 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: Force Majeure
Author(s): Bruce Wagner
ISBN: 0-312-09290-3 / 978-0-312-09290-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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