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Sex & Rage

Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It is the 1970s in LA, and Jacaranda Leven - child of sun and surf - is swept into the dazzling cultural milieu of the beautiful people. Floating on a cloud of drink, drugs and men, she finds herself adrift before her talent for writing, and a determined literary agent, set her on a course for New York and a new life.

Sex & Rage is a recently rediscovered classic from author Eve Babitz, herself a muse to many an artist, writer and musician in the 1970s. A semiautobiographical novel, it charts the highs and lows of a life lived at the limits and transports the listener to a sunnier, dreamier, more reckless time and place. Coming to audio for the first time in the UK, narrated by Katherine Fenton.

©2018 Eve Babitz (P)2018 Canongate Books Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Babitz writes like no one else, but if she sounds like anyone, it is Nora Ephron writing songs for Lana del Rey. Sex & Rage is seductive, funny and infuriating - it’s a slacker siren song, a novel about writers and writing and a heavenly holiday to '70s LA all at once." (Daisy Buchanan)
"As cool, sharp and delicious as a perfectly executed Mint Julep. Babitz writes with wit and clarity - and always, always with a whole lot of heart." (Elizabeth Day)
"Pure pleasure - a perpetual-motion machine of no-stakes elation and champagne fizz." (New Yorker)

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  • 29-09-2019

Nothing happens

Struggled badly. Gave up after 6 chapters. Well written but the story is incredibly dull and slow and nothing seems to happen.