Not Forever, But For Now (Hardcover)
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Meet Otto and Cecil. Two brothers growing up privileged in the Welsh countryside. They enjoy watching nature shows, playing with their pet pony, impersonating their Grandfather...and killing the help. Murder is the family business after all. Downton Abbey, this is not.
However, it’s not so easy to continue the family legacy with the constant stream of threats and distractions seemingly leaping from the hedgerow. First there is the matter of the veritable cavalcade of escaped convicts that keep showing up at their door. Not to mention the debaucherous new tutor who has a penchant for speaking in Greek and dismembering sex dolls. Then there’s Mummy’s burgeoning opioid addiction. And who knows where Daddy is. He just vanished one day after he and Mummy took a walk in the so called “Ghost Forest.”
With Grandfather putting pressure on Otto to step up, it becomes clear that this will all end in only two ways: a nuclear apocalypse or just another day among the creeping thistle and tree peonies. And in a novel written by Chuck Palahniuk, either are equally possible.
“Palahniuk’s unflinching approach to the macabre material is sure to please many of his fans”—Publishers Weekly
“A garish, sticky confabulation, equal parts saccharine caricature and startling raunch.”—Kirkus Reviews
“The very same satirical content Palahniuk’s legion of fans has come to expect and relish.”—Booklist
PRAISE FOR CHUCK PALAHNIUK
“Palahniuk doesn’t write for tourists. He writes for hard-core devotees drawn to the wild, angry imagination on display and the taboo-busting humor.”—The New York Times
“Like Edgar Allan Poe, Palahniuk is a bracingly toxic purveyor of dread and mounting horror. He makes nihilism fun.”—Vanity Fair
“Palahniuk’s literature is a breed all its own.”—USA Today
“With his love of contemporary fairy tales that are gritty and dirty rather than pretty, Palahniuk is the likeliest inheritor of Vonnegut’s place in American writing.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“One of the most feverish imaginations in American letters.”—The Washington Post
“Few authors have captured the pathologies of modern life quite like Palahniuk.”—Rocky Mountain News
“Truly unique. He writes at the edge of crazy, and you can feel his desperate urge to get at the truth of things.”—The Seattle Times