By John O'Brien

"John O'Brien was once a stunningly proficient author who created poetry from the main squalid materials."—Jay McInerney, writer of Bright lighting, large City

Within the partitions of a foreboding mansion positioned within the hills overlooking la, the artful Double Felix performs host to an array of gorgeous girls in addition to his not likely sidekick William. The mysterious patriarch delivers his live-in visitors’ each want whereas asking not anything in go back. Days commence with William and Double Felix discussing their conquests with the women over morning Vodka, a ritual that's still edged in homoerotic stress. From there the ingesting keeps, purely to be interrupted through a few miscellany—perhaps a rerun of The Love Boat or a few informal sex.

But the continuing torpor has been disenchanted through the house's latest arrival, a gorgeous younger girl named Laurie, with whom either Double Felix and William turn into hopelessly smitten. Trash-talking Maggie and Zipper, the hooker who flew in on a trick and not left, smolder with envy whereas Laurie garners progressively more consciousness from the men.

As tensions spiral uncontrolled, the house—an nearly anthropomorphic entity in itself—ejects a few of its denizens whereas additional ensnaring others. ultimately, each one faces an identical ultimatum: go away or remain. the choice is fraught with consequence.

Better delves deep into the psyche of its topics via an complicated net of cultural icons, loyalty, covert communications, and intercourse. John O'Brien's characters loom out and in of a surreal international that turns out to drift excessive above the remainder of us, yet is in reality firmly tethered to the human condition.

John O'Brien used to be born in 1960 and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He moved to l. a. in 1982 together with his then-wife Lisa. in the course of his lifetime, he used to be a busboy, dossier clerk, and occasional roaster, yet writing was once his actual calling. He devoted suicide in April 1994 at age thirty-three. His released fiction contains Leaving Las Vegas, The attack on Tony's, and Stripper Lessons.

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