WALKING THROUGH CLEAR WATER IN A POOL PAINTED BLACK: COLLECTED STORIES by Cookie Mueller

£10.99

In stock

Title: Walking Through Clear Water In a Pool Painted Black: Collected Stories
Author(s)/Editor(s): Cookie Mueller
Publisher: Canongate Books
Pages: 432
Dimensions: 129 x 196 mm
Format: Softcover
Year: 2022
Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black is the only story collection from the legendary writer, actress, ex-biker and columnist Cookie Mueller, published in the UK for the first time.

Mueller chronicles her high-risk, high-reward life in glorious technicolour, from becoming a part of John Waters’ legendary acting troupe to becoming a mother, from describing the hedonism of 1980s New York to critiquing the government’s dire response to the AIDS epidemic. Cookie’s voice is fresh, wise, freewheeling and unafraid of darkness. Like a lysergic Nora Ephron, she is the candid flipside to the idealistic hippie dream. Whether good, bad or ugly, her stories are fiercely entertaining and reliably honest.

Featuring a new introduction by Olivia Laing, this edition collects Mueller’s stories, columns and writings, and presents a testament to a life lived courageously and well.

Additional information

Weight .31 kg
Dimensions 129 × 196 × 30 mm