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“Tosches blows the doors off the historical novel with an unflinchingly blasphemous, mirthfully vulgar, and ultimately brilliant story of Jesus.”
—Publishers Weekly

"This is the best, from one of the best writers around. Nick Tosches knows the devil as well as any man has."
—Keith Richards

"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."
—Anthony Bourdain

“I’m an admirer of anything and everything Nick Tosches writes.”
—Tom Robbins

“One of the greatest living American writers.”
—Dallas Observer

“Tosches can’t write a dull book. He sets his foot firmly on your throat from the start; he won’t let up, and you won’t want him to.”
Washington Post

“Nick Tosches is a beautiful thug [who] has always beaten back a demon while inhabiting the very soul of the beast.”
—Philadelphia City Paper

“Nick Tosches stands out as the kind of writer other writers only dream
of becoming—amazing at fiction, unparalleled in journalism
and biography, and possessed of a stature and genius.”
—Jerry Stahl

“A writer of rare humanity.”GQ

“[Tosches writes] without illusion and yet with real sympathy, call it a form of love. That is a real achievement of writing and feeling.”
—David Remnick

“An extraordinary writer....It is the vastness of Nick Tosches’ heart that makes it possible to reveal the darkness.”
—Hubert Selby, Jr.

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Photo credit: Sante D'Orazio

Nick Tosches lives in what used to be New York.

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opening lines


“Some years ago, in the spring of 2000, I was spending my days in the Vatican... ”

[Under Tiberius, 2015]
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Me and the Devil
“The past is a very bad place.”

[Me and the Devil, 2012]
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The Devil and Sonny Liston
“The corpse was rolled over and lay face down on the metal slab.”

[The Devil and Sonny Liston, 2000]
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Unsung Heroes of Rock N Roll,
“This book will not increase the size of your penis.”

[Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll, 1984]
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King of the Jews
“Once upon a time, when New York City lived and breathed, there was a man marked for death, like us all.”

[King of the Jews, 2005]
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Trinities
“He stood there like the lesser part of his own shadow; stood there, as he did every night on Second Avenue...”

[Trinities, 1994]
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Hellfire
“It was three o’clock in the morning, and the master bedroom of Graceland was still.”

[Hellfire, 1982]
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n the Hand of Dante
“Louie pulled off his bra and threw it down upon the casket.”

[In the Hand of Dante, 2002]
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Dino
“It was like the guys from the other side used to say: La vecchiaia e carogna.”

[Dino, 1992]
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Country
“In the spring of 1607 a man named John Laydon, or Lydon, came to America.”

[Country, 1977]
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The Last Opium Den
“You see, I needed to go to Hell.”

[The Last Opium Den, 2002]
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Power on Earth
“I had wanted to meet the devil, and now here I was, toward dark, alone on a bench in a piny garden in a place called Voghera.”

[Power on Earth, 1986]

Where Dead Voices Gather
“Many years ago, I wrote a book called Country.”

[Where Dead Voices Gather, 2001]
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Cut Numbers
“Clouds like gusted shadows of the dead moved past the Lenten moon, drifting west toward Jersey.”

[Cut Numbers, 1988]
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