FRENZETTA. New York London: Four Walls Eight Windows, . Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First U.S. edition. "Technology from a past age litters the decaying streets, and the old world fragments. But only one thing matters to the man-monster Duane Duarte: his love for the 17-year old half-rat half human, the murderous Frenzetta. Our narrator, Duane Duarte, is a revenant, or reanimated corpse, a seven-foot tall Frankenstein fighting machine engineered from the body parts of fallen soldiers. His companion, Princess Frenzetta von Thurn und Taxis-Hohenlohe (otherwise known as 'Frenzy') is a chimera, a half-rat, half-human, doomed to enjoy the horribly ecstatic fate of all her kind: to die during her first experience of orgasm. Together, this delightful couple cut a swathe of sex and violence across the four continents of a far-future Earth, spurred on by the rumor of sanctuary on the Moon." - publisher's blurb. "Dark, edgy and infected with just the right degree of lyricism.' - William Gibson. Review copy stamp on fore-edge of text block. Publisher's publicity sheet laid in. A fine copy. (#163989).
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