'85

'85

A Novel

Book - 2008
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Inspired by the widely praised novel Three Days as the Crow Flies , Danny Simmons and Floyd Hughes present a richly illustrated graphic novel set in the gritty underworld of New York City circa 1985 -- a time and place when street culture and the fine arts scene came together in strange and often predatory ways.

Crow, a junky and the son of a deceased police officer, steals a few paintings from his friend Danny, which he hopes to sell and make a few dollars off of to pay his landlord and cop some powder. Before he knows it, he's drawn into the surreal dreamland of "do-as-you-please," a hazy, hedonistic world of sex, drugs, and cold-blooded commerce. Filled with evocative black-and-white imagery and crackling with authentic, street-smart dialogue, Simmons and Hughes capture and bring to life this haunting urban tale.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2008.
Edition: First Atria Books trade paperback edition.
ISBN: 9780743297813
0743297814
Branch Call Number: SIM
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Hughes, Floyd
Alternative Title: Eighty-five

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