Bunny Munro knows he is doomed. Even before his wife died, he knew that he was losing his charms and his self-control. Going on the road, with his ten year old son, seems like a good way for the travelling salesman to lose the nagging feeling that his time is coming to an end. But his usual escape routes of casual sex and drug binges can't rid him of his wife's disapproving gaze from beyond the grave. Or his son's pathetic stare.
As the bizarre and increasingly frenzied road trip gets out of control, Bunny finds that the demons he has been trying to keep at bay all his life have emerged from the shadows to seek their revenge.
The Death of Bunny Munro is a dark and compelling portrait of characters who dwell on the fringes of society and stumble through life on a diet of drugs, chaos and disappointment, but who'll never give up fighting. A modern morality tale, this book lays bare the imprint that parents leave on their children and questions the nature of sin and redemption.
'Put Cormac McCarthy, Franz Kafka and Benny Hill together in a Brighton seaside guesthouse and they might just come up with The Death of Bunny Munro. As it stands though, this novel emerges emphatically as the work of one of the great cross-genre storytellers of our age; a compulsive read possessing all Nick Cave's trademark horror and humanity, often thinly disguised in a galloping, playful romp.' Irvine Welsh
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 3rd September 2009
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.0 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1