By J. P. Donleavy
After learning at Trinity university, Dublin, Cornelius Christian—born in Brooklyn and raised within the Bronx—has lower back to ny urban with an aesthetic accessory, subtle manners, and the corpse of his spouse who died shipboard.
Charismatic yet penniless, he's taking a role with a funeral director to pay for the burial expenditures. during his tasks he meets the desirous and prosperous widow Fanny Sourpuss. It’s merely his first conquest, person who impels Cornelius on a trip of rescue via Manhattan—from highway brawls to calamitous affairs, from a hooker’s fury to homicide, from the subway sewers of a filthy urban to its towering castles. yet how lengthy can the got charms of the prince final, how lengthy can he care, and who’ll be there to rescue him?
In Cornelius Christian, who sings of life’s goodness within the wake of catastrophe, J. P. Donleavy, writer of the mythical The Ginger Man, created one in every of his such a lot indelible, infuriating, and impossible to resist characters—“a parody of the fairy story hero, lusting after princesses in honky-tonk manhattan” (The Harvard Crimson).
“No modern author is healthier than Donleavy at his best.” —The New Yorker
“Fast, humorous and addictive.” —The Guardian
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