Author Mark Haskell Smith comes
by Mark Haskell Smith
Grove Press (2018)
Author Mark Haskell Smith comes back to The Wild Detectives to present his new novel, Blown.
Hailed as “the slightly more well-adjusted offspring of Hunter S. Thompson and James Ellroy” (Los Angeles Times), Mark Haskell Smith returns with a wildly entertaining satire of corporate greed, sexual desire, and crime in the global financial services industry.
Wickedly funny, ribald, and sharp-eyed, Blown starts as a simple case of embezzlement and explodes into a fatal high-stakes gamble for money and the pursuit of happiness.
Mark Haskell Smith is the author of five previous novels, including Raw: A Love Story, and the nonfiction books Naked at Lunch: A Reluctant Nudist’s Adventures in the Clothing Optional World and Heart of Dankness: Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers, and the Race for the Cannabis Cup. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Salon, and Vulture. He lives in Los Angeles.
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