No one talks about the dirty work. But when the human soul begins to rot and fester, when the spiritual pipes get clogged with guilt and horror thats when you call the Plumber of Souls. Michael Guinzburgs new novel, published to acclaim in ...
France, occupies the same spiritual terrain as Rabelais and Henry Miller but with peculiar twists. Obsessed with cheeseburgers, haunted by a childhood of abuse, armed with a rapier wit, and driven by an appetite for pleasure, the Plumber of Souls travels the sewers of Paris, mad cowinfested Britain, Cuba, and New Mexico in his quest to right the worlds wrongs. The perverse and the picaresque mingle in this novel by a great tragicomic voice. -- The Philadelphia Inquirer A great book. The hardest, purest American prose since Faulkners Sanctuary. Terry Southern