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A virtuosic performance, The Adventures of Lucky Pierre is a masterpiece. It is set in Cinecity, the frozen capital of an unnamed utopia — or is it dystopia? — where Lucky Pierre plies his trade. Part porn star, part clown, part everyman, Lucky has no life outside his films. Through the lenses of his nine female muse-directors, Lucky becomes a naive castaway, a submissive slave, a child star in a barnyard frolic, a love-struck suburban hubby, a dirty cartoon, a sex-pilgrim in virtual reality, and much much more. A sparkling love song to the magic of moving pictures, and a meditation — both joyous and serious — on how sex compels and invents us, The Adventures of Lucky Pierre is a spectacular tour de force from an American master.
Robert Coover is the award-winning author of fourteen books, most recently Briar Rose (Grove, 1996) and Ghost Town (Holt, 1998). He has won fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and has been the recipient of the William Faulkner Award, the American Academy of Arts & Letters Award, and other honors. His other works of fiction include John’s Wife, The Public Burning, Pinocchio in Venice, and Gerald’s Party. He teaches writing at Brown University, with a concentration in electronic and experimental fiction, and is widely known as “the guru of hypertext fiction.” He divides his time between Providence, RI, London, and Barcelona.