Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pg. 69: Ewan Morrison's "Ménage"

Today's feature at the Page 69 Test: Ménage by Ewan Morrison.

About the book, from the publisher:
Is the ménage a trois a way to live, or just a dream, impossible in reality?

In 1993, Dot, Saul and Owen lived together on the fringes of the Hoxton art scene, shoplifting, dole scrounging, doing drugs and swapping clothes and beds. Their year as a ménage, however, led to a suicide attempt, to art stardom, and to one of the three vanishing from the world.

Fifteen years later there is a big retrospective of Dot's art and they are each drawn back into each other's lives. But can they relive the past, or will they rekindle the passions that nearly destroyed them?

Ménage is a Jules et Jim for the jilted generation. A tale of heroin chic, fake moustaches, shoplifted sherry, pickled animals, and a love so insane that it could only be a work of art.
Learn more about the book and author at Ewan Morrison's website.

Read Morrison's essay "Death of a Nihilst or Obituary for a Nobody," which reveals the background for Ménage.

Ménage has been released only in the U.K. to date, yet it is available to readers around the globe via

Read Morrison's top ten list of literary ménages à trois.

The Page 69 Test: Ménage.

--Marshal Zeringue