Outlaw-artist and whorehouse philosopher Jonathan Shaw is preparing to ejaculate his new novel Narcisa: Our Lady Or Ashes on to you all come July 1st 2008. This is just another slab of hate, sex and fear brought to you by the fine people at Heartworm Press. Shaw, a legendary tattoo artist, former friend of Charles Manson and current friend of Marilyn Manson, has woven a vicious stack of pages together about a drug addled maniac of a Brazilian Prostitute that is sure to tighten the sack of many a jaded man.....
Based on a true story and set in the hot urban sprawl of Rio de Janeiro, Narcisa follows the twisted love affair between a middle-aged gypsy and the beautifully manipulative and insane young prostitute, Narcisa, with hilarious, poignant and often tragic detail. Recounted in three years of diary entries, Shaw's character navigates the teeming slums and lice-infested flop houses of Rio and stumbles along a secret passage to enlightenment at the hands of a gyrating Buddhist Dakini. Through this darkly hilarious litany of doomed love, drug addiction, compulsive sex and mutual enslavement, Shaw proves that it is possible to follow your heart and never once be degraded by self pity.
Here's what his shock rocking pal, Mr. Marilyn Manson has to say about ol' Jonny:
"Jonathan Shaw is a shameless evildoer, a decorated
veteran of the dug war whose deviance is only exceeded by his clever
ability to weave his sickness into a true classic of American
literature. He is Oscar Wilde and Charlie Manson tattooing his own
portrait of Dorian Gray on the white underbelly of a society
desperately in need of this type of fearless storytelling."-Marilyn
With an endorsement like that I can't see how any of you fools out there in misanthrope land aren't drooling into you fourth bowl of midnight cereal waiting to get you hands on this one! Narcisa, a 300 plus page paperback novel, will be distributed and available from Heartworm Press and from D.A.P. The first edition is limited to 1,000 copies and pre-orders will begin within the next two weeks.
Shaw and Sweeney Todd
JOHN SHARKEY III