Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Nick Cave's Second Novel Coming in September
There are few contemporary musicians as prolific as the great Nick Cave. He is unquestionably one of the most creative and inspired artists, always with a diverse project at the ready. No surprise that the wellspring of creativity is continuing with the announcement that The Death of Bunny Munro, his second novel, will hit stores this fall.
The book follows Cave’s first work of fiction, 1989’s And the Ass Saw the Angel, and is set in Brighton, England, the UK coastal town where Cave now lives. The tome focuses on a man who travels around the south of England with his son after the suicide of his wife.
As Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting, says, "Put Cormac McCarthy, Franz Kafka and Benny Hill together in a Brighton seaside guesthouse and they might just come up with Bunny Munro."
Bunny Munro isn’t Cave’s only connection to Cormac McCarthy: the artist also scored the upcoming film adaptation of McCarthy’s harrowing novel The Road.
The Death of Bunny Munro will be in stores on September 8th courtesy of Faber & Faber. It is expected that the release of The Death Of Bunny Munro will also be tied in with an audiobook of the novel, to be read by Cave himself.