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By Michael Turner

ISBN-10: 1551521598

ISBN-13: 9781551521596

American Whiskey Bar is a striking pretend memoir concerning the un-making of a film—a movie which Michael Turner was once commissioned to jot down. even if, even if this movie was once ever “made” is arguable. And just one print is related to exist. however, American Whiskey Bar, a movie visible by way of just a handful of individuals, is easily on its option to changing into a curious footnote to cinematic history.

American Whiskey Bar, the publication, is an try to set the checklist straight—a tale of intercourse, violence, lies, ambition, strength, paradox, desires, and remorse. reflect on your self warned.

First released in Canada in 1997, this re-creation, which includes a foreword through William Gibson (Neuromancer, trend Recognition), is the 1st variation ever to be had within the U.S.

Praise for American Whiskey Bar:

“Tightly packed . . . the e-book weaves its method out and in of varied degrees of fact. . . . There’s a shiny, playful brain at paintings here.”—Toronto Star

“Turner constructs an extreme, clever, and darkly funny satire. . . . Too unique to be nominated for awards.”—Quill & Quire

“Brilliant . . . a stunning, dizzying multilayered combination of truth and fiction, of the believable and the preposterous, of the genuine and the hyper-real. it's also screamingly funny.”—Globe & Mail

Globe & Mail impressive publication, 1997
Quill & Quire most sensible booklet of 1997
Coolest Canadian publication of the 12 months, Chapters

Michael Turner lives in Vancouver, the place, as well as books and screenplays, he writes artwork essays and edits ArsenalAdvance, a literary/visual paintings imprint. He has gained a BC publication Prize for fiction and a Genie Award for unique tune. lately, he has collaborated with artist Stan Douglas and filmmaker Bruce LaBruce. His novel The Pornographer’s Poem was once released this yr by means of tender Skull.

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By Michael Turner

ISBN-10: 1551521598

ISBN-13: 9781551521596

American Whiskey Bar is a striking pretend memoir concerning the un-making of a film—a movie which Michael Turner was once commissioned to jot down. even if, even if this movie was once ever “made” is arguable. And just one print is related to exist. however, American Whiskey Bar, a movie visible by way of just a handful of individuals, is easily on its option to changing into a curious footnote to cinematic history.

American Whiskey Bar, the publication, is an try to set the checklist straight—a tale of intercourse, violence, lies, ambition, strength, paradox, desires, and remorse. reflect on your self warned.

First released in Canada in 1997, this re-creation, which includes a foreword through William Gibson (Neuromancer, trend Recognition), is the 1st variation ever to be had within the U.S.

Praise for American Whiskey Bar:

“Tightly packed . . . the e-book weaves its method out and in of varied degrees of fact. . . . There’s a shiny, playful brain at paintings here.”—Toronto Star

“Turner constructs an extreme, clever, and darkly funny satire. . . . Too unique to be nominated for awards.”—Quill & Quire

“Brilliant . . . a stunning, dizzying multilayered combination of truth and fiction, of the believable and the preposterous, of the genuine and the hyper-real. it's also screamingly funny.”—Globe & Mail

Globe & Mail impressive publication, 1997
Quill & Quire most sensible booklet of 1997
Coolest Canadian publication of the 12 months, Chapters

Michael Turner lives in Vancouver, the place, as well as books and screenplays, he writes artwork essays and edits ArsenalAdvance, a literary/visual paintings imprint. He has gained a BC publication Prize for fiction and a Genie Award for unique tune. lately, he has collaborated with artist Stan Douglas and filmmaker Bruce LaBruce. His novel The Pornographer’s Poem was once released this yr by means of tender Skull.

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