“‘I am damned,’ thinks Bunny Munro in a sudden moment of self-awareness reserved for those who are soon to die”
A darkly funny and very moving father-son story from the world-famous musician
The world is a hard place to be good in…
Struggling to keep a grip on reality after his wife’s death, Bunny Munro does the only thing he can think of: with his young son in tow, he hits the road. An epic chronicle of one man’s judgement, The Death of Bunny Munro is also an achingly tender portrait of the relationship between father and son.
“A modern-day parable, illuminated with raw lyricism, scraps of tenderness and dark phantasmagoria. Accessible, thrilling and gloriously impolite.”
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“Put Cormac McCarthy, Franz Kafka and Benny Hill together in a Brighton seaside guesthouse and they might just come up with The Death of Bunny Munro. A compulsive read possessing all Nick Cave’s trademark horror and humanity.”
“Like one of Martin Amis’s early characters, Bunny is an antihero of epic proportions.”
“Cocksman, Salesman, Deadman; Bunny Munro might not be Everyman, but every man ought to read this book. And read it half in stitches, half in tears.”
“Pulses with demented musical energy. The reader is drawn along in Bunny’s terrible wake, with Cave’s writing style and pitch-black humour giving him an unsettling magnetism.”
The lead singer of The Birthday Party, The Bad Seeds and Grinderman, Cave has been performing music for more than 30 years. He has collaborated with Kylie Minogue, PJ Harvey and many others. As well as working with Warren Ellis on the soundtrack for the film of The Road by Cormac McCarthy and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, he also wrote the screenplay for the film The Proposition. His debut novel, And the Ass Saw the Angel, was published in 1989.
Born in Australia, Cave now lives in Brighton.