“In a rather different vein, Stewart Home’s Mandy, Charlie and Mary-Jane (Penny-Ante Editions), part scabrous and hilarious assault on cultural studies, part vision of madness and hell, is as gloriously offensive as anything this author has done before.” Read the whole of Nicholas Lezard’s Guardian best paperback books of 2013 article here.
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Michael Roth On Mandy, Charlie & Mary-Jane
Michael Roth says “Stewart Home’s latest novel, Mandy, Charlie & Mary-Jane, is a brilliant satire on academia that begins simple enough then slowly devolves into a blood bath…” Read the full review here!
And Michael Roth has also interviewed Stewart Home about his new book – you can read that here!
As Michael lives in Canada there aren’t any pictures of him with Stewart Home on Home’s recent trip to California (they didn’t meet during Home’s sojourn) we’ve used something else. In the picture above you can see Home on the right with V. Vale of RE/Search and Blue Cheer fame opposite him on the left in the middle, and Marian Wallace beside Vale. Next to Home is Rebekah Weikel of Penny-Ante Editions (who published Mandy, Charlie & Mary-Jane). Hidden behind Vale is Jarett Kobek (both a Penny-Ante author and featured writer in the Semina series of experimental fiction Home edited for Book Works). Home is turned towards and speaking to writer Cassandra Troyan but she’s out of camera shot! The photo was taken in San Francisco on 28 February 2013 just prior to Home and Kobek doing a reading that also featured John Tottenham (who didn’t want to attend the meal before it).
New novel from Mister Coilon
Published February 26, 2013 by Penny-Ante Editions: Charlie Templeton, his wife Mandy, and student mistress Mary-Jane Millford survived the London terrorist bombings of 7/7, but history has yet to be made. To save the future of western civilization, Charlie, a schizoid cultural studies lecturer with a penchant for horror films and necrophilia, must fight the zombies of university bureaucracy and summon the will to become the last in a long line of mad prophets announcing the end of art.
The cover of the book is featured above, below is an alternative cover now sadly not being used!