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    Aleks Farrugia

Grasshopper

by : Aleks Farrugia

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ISBN: 9789990916331
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Cover: paperback
Age: adults
Publication Date : 2016
Page Count : 204
The debut novel by Aleks Farrugia "The Grasshopper was our den. Our temple, church, parliament, brothel, heaven and hell. You could fit fifty people in the place if you put them standing side by side and take their entrails out to save space. But for us that place was as wide as the fucking world. It was where all our major decisions in life had been taken." The self-styled Brotherhood of the Drinking Glasses convenes at The Grasshopper pub for long nights of banter, drink and women. Daniel Hart is a long-standing member of the Brotherhood. He is bored in his media job and aspires to be a novelist, but can only dedicate his life to the fanatic pursuit of pleasure. A chance encounter with Sybil, a successful paperback writer in search of inspiration, is about to change all that — and for both begins a dark chaotic journey that will mark them and all those who cross their lives. Grasshopper tells a story of decisions and consequences; of emotional and sexual connections; of raw and lyrical tragedy. But most of all it is a story of self-discovery.
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Since watching Neverending Story as a kid, Aleks Farrugia has always dreamt of living in the magical land of Fantastica, something he hasn’t yet quite achieved. As a substitute he spends nights hovering in fantastical worlds of his own creation. He admits that his greatest influences in writing might actually not be literary at all and that his use of words is a substitute to his limited knowledge of the use of notes, the musical ones. He finds inspiration in Beethoven, Mahler and Shostakovic, considers James Joyce tremendously boring, revels in Ezra Pound’s undeciphrable Cantos and loves all about Ernest Hemingway and his novels, except The Old Man and the Sea.
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