A Man Named Doll

Jonathan Ames
AUD $19.99
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An offbeat, blackly comic thriller from the author of You Were Never Really Here.

Happy Doll is a charming, if occasionally inexpert, private detective living just one sheer cliff beneath the glass houses of Mulholland Drive with his beloved half-Chihuahua half-Terrier, George.

A veteran of both the Navy and LAPD, Doll now works through the night at a local Thai spa that offers its clients a number of special services. Armed with his sixteen-inch steel telescope baton, biting dry humour, and just a bit of a hero complex, the ex-cop sets out to protect the mostly undocumented immigrant women who work there from clients who won't take "no" for an answer.

Doll gets by just fine following his two basic rules: bark loudly and act first. But when things get out-of-hand with one particularly violent patron, even he finds himself wildly out of his depth.

A Man Named Doll is a highly addictive and completely unpredictable joyride through the sensuous and violent streets of LA - and a scathing indictment of the corruption, vanity,and inequality that plagues it.

Author bio:

Novelist, essayist, creator of the beloved TV series Bored to Death and Blunt Talk, Jonathan Ames is celebrated not only for his comic sensibilities and devotion to the absurd but for his lurid attraction to inner demons. He is the author of nine books including Wake Up, Sir!, The Extra Man and You Were Never Really Here, all published by Pushkin Press. You Were Never Really Here was adapted for an award-winning film, starring Joaquin Phoenix, by Lynne Ramsay.

Category: Thriller / suspense
ISBN: 9781782276999
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Pushkin Vertigo
Pub Date: July 2021
Page Extent: 224
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Thriller / suspense