It’s been two decades since Nick Cave published his first novel, And the Ass Saw the Angel, and now Cave is finally putting out the follow-up. Just a quick glance at the publisher’s synopsis of The Death of Bunny Munro and you can see that author Nick Cave is obsessed with the same themes as songwriter Nick Cave:
Bunny himself seems to have only a dim awareness of his son’s existence, viewing his needs as a distraction from the relentless pursuit of sex, alcohol, and drugs.
When his bizarre road trip shades into a final reckoning, Bunny realizes that the revenants of his world—decrepit fathers, vengeful ghosts, jealous husbands, and horned psycho-killers—lurk in the shadows, waiting to exact their toll.
To promote the fall release of the novel, Cave is doing a reading/Q&A at the iTunes festival in Camden next week and there’s a promo website with videos of Cave reading excerpts from the book. Check out chapters 3 and 17 here, but I must warn you that Nick Cave reading to you in a dimly lit room with a blurry projection of a rabbit in the background can be a bit creepy.