An aging New Yorker, a writer named Nick, feels life ebbing out of him. One night, at a
dimly lit bar, he meets a tantalizing young woman, and the night that follows is the
most extraordinary of his life. Propelled by uncontrollable, primordial desires, he
tastes human blood for the first time and is filled with a sexual and spiritual ecstasy.
His revival quickly fades, and soon Nick is yearning for another taste of the elusive
rapture. There follows a descent into madness and unimaginable hell, and a pursuit
of otherworldly revelation.
With his vast knowledge of ancient wisdom, Nick Tosches has written a raw and
blazing story that tracks from our darkest desires to the most sublime quests for
beauty and truth. Outrageous, disturbing, and brilliant, ME AND THE DEVIL is a novel
unlike any other.
“This is the best, from one of the best writers
around. Nick Tosches knows the devil as well
as any man has.”
“Words and wisdom that I shall carry with
me into the fucking dirt.”
"Another chapter in Tosches’s unflinchingly perverse literary output.”
—The New Yorker
"If there was ever any doubt that Nick
Tosches is the Dark Prince of literary fiction,
ME AND THE DEVIL should settle the matter.
The single, most brain-searingly dangerous
man of letters. Read him at your peril.”
“Nick Tosches’s book is dangerous, dark sexy, beautiful, full of life, bursting with desires.”
“Nick Tosches has created an erotic asphalt
odyssey that takes him on a subcutaneous
awakening, drifting through a world of
hallucinations, dark secrets and dangerous