Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Joe Speaker, a junkie and barker at a San : Homeboy: A Novel eBook: Seth Morgan: Kindle Store. Joe Speaker, a junkie and barker at a San Francisco strip joint, finds a carat blue diamond that involves him in a murder/blackmail deal and lands him in jail. Seth Morgan, who won acclaim last spring for his first novel, ”Homeboy,” which drew on his experiences in the drug culture of San Francisco.

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Eliot and Dylan Thomas. I’d never heard of it, but when I opened it and read the inside jacket flap: I mean it’s great for travel and all, but I’m home, I want to feel paper and turn pages, and… so yeah, I looked in my book shelf and found Homeboy.

His father, Fredrick Morgan, had co-founded the Hudson Review shortly after graduating from Princeton, and the elder Morgan often entertained contributors to his literary quarterly in their New York residence.

Morgan was savvy enough to realize that without being tethered by plot, and a beautifully structured one at that, this would all collapse into a mess of delirium and gratuitous lunacy. In this surprisingly slick debut, ex-con and former junkie Morgan effectively exploits his experience for a sprawling, realist fiction that’s part crime novel and part social commentary on being down and out in America.

The rock was formerly in the possession of a brutal prostitute-killing pimp bent on using it for blackmail, and the pursuit of the stone by among others a single-minded hardboiled detective determined on putting the bastard on death row.

I couldn’t wait to read his second novel.

Seth Morgan (novelist)

In the spring ofthe publication of Homeboy led to positive reviews and book-signing engagements for Morgan in several cities, including San Francisco, where 14 years earlier he had impaled a bystander’s hand with a knife during an armed robbery. I looked at the book in his hand, it was Homeboy by Seth Morgan.


Wears me out to read it, but it’s worth the energy that it takes. The books description of the US penal system is terrifying. Rings and Things is one of the stand out characters of Seth Morgans only novel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. And he’s homeby the top food groups: He was the last boyfriend of Janis Joplin, I believe.

He is guilty, ad nauseum, of this prose, a wild poet gone amuk at times]. Als lezer zit het moelijkste werk dan ook erop na die verwarrende openingshoofdstukken. Unfortunately, Morgan who was a character in his own right, will never produce another novel. Looking for beautiful books? After his release, he went back to working in strip clubs. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Be the first to discover new talent! Homeboy is a fascinating look at a world most literary readers seldom see. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. It is also a chilling portrait of life inside California’s notorious prisons and how Joe managed to survive doing his time day by day. And all he asked in payment was to be strung up by an engine hoist in his garage and sodomized with a caulking gun.

A Van Nuys surgeon had simply injected a couple of gallons of silicone into her chest with a syringe the size of a cake decorator.

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This is a lyrical sleazy slither through the world of the Homeboy: Morgan’s prose is rich, shocking, refreshing, and downright Paul Schrader-ish in its detail and subject matter. Twenty-two years later, Homeboy morgaj a singular experience. Wild, imaginative, and very alive. The opening page practically fires the reader from a cannon:.


Mambo Mephiste exists ghost-like on the web, with its ISBN number and ostensible publication date popping up in search results. Found this book down a Wikipedia hole. And then there’s t It was a sin against God that Seth Morgan had to die just after publishing his first novel, an epic of crime and punishment, good and evil and every shade of gray in between them.

The filthy, the insane and the desperate, perfectly captured. Seth Morgan, trust-fund son of poet Frederick Morgan turned heroin dealer, addict, boyfriend to Janis Joplin, strip-club barker, pimp, armed robbery felon, and jail mate to Charles Manson, had left prison after a moggan stint, made his way from San Francisco to New Orleans so he could drink himself to death, and instead willed himself to write Homeboy.

But for all morgam intricacies of plot, the real pleasures of Homeboy are found in its relentless excess.

It’s a shame he never got to finish anything more. Book ratings by Goodreads.

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Can’t believe it’s been more than 20 years since I first read this book. Folks referred to socalled good women as women of character. Views Read Edit View history. A junkie inadvertently shoots battery acid, tries to claw open her chest, and tears one of her own breasts off.

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