Audrey Szasz’s prose is as beautiful and stark as her subject matter is provocative and perverse. Her books are an explosive fusion of the sublime, the seductive and the psychopathic. An author of virtuosic violation and subversive brilliance, Szasz is the best writer of her generation.
Szasz’s dark imagination – brutal scenes of sadism – is matched by her intimidatingly brilliant writing. Her worlds are cold and haunted, with humour piquing at the most bizarre and depraved moments. Surreal, unique and darkly hypnotic.
“The long-awaited third novel from a truly untamed literary talent.”
402 pages. Released May 2023 via Amphetamine Sulphate.
“Audrey Szasz’s epic third novel is her most ambitious trip yet. A 400-page psychic assault course journeying through the delirious present and harrowed hellscapes of futures past. This truly encyclopaedic outsider vision of ecstasy and, until now, unimaginable horror will surely warp your pretty little mind forever.”
File under: Sex (Deviant). Violence (Frequent). Psychology (Experimental). Literature (Radical). Counter (Illumination).
We can confidently say you will have never read anything remotely like this before.
CAUTION: Adult Themes throughout
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Audrey Szasz (aka Zutka) is a London-based writer. She is the author of the novels Counterillumination (2023), Zealous Immaculate (2022), and Tears of a Komsomol Girl (2020). Published by Infinity Land Press (2019), Plan for the Abduction of J.G. Ballard (a collaboration with Jeremy Reed) was her debut in print, which was followed by her first novella Invisibility: A Manifesto (2020) released by Amphetamine Sulphate.
p.s. Hey. This weekend the blog has been happily commandeered for the purpose of giving a big, warm worldly welcome to the new novel by literary wiz kid, maestro, and phenom Audrey Szasz. A most noble and exciting cause. Thus, give whatever you consider your all to exploring the available evidence on this wonderful occasion, and, ideally, get the book itself. She’s a fantastic scribe to say the very least. Thanks! ** A, Uh, I have dated guys into the occult, but because my interest in the Crowley-style occult is very small, they quickly learned to save that talk for their other friends. Happy you’re happy, natch. Zac and I are around for the duration editing the film as of Monday, so just let us know the specifics of the King Kong thing and we can work ourselves into the arrangement. Thanks! ** Misanthrope, I think I had a Davy Jones crush too. I think that was pretty common. We have a three-day weekend here too, but I think it’s because of some other thing, maybe a religious thing. Oh, right, you were trying to play the guitar, I remember. Well, stick to those guns this time. Go to open mics and sing folk songs. Max out the extra day. ** _Black_Acrylic, Oh, yeah, I guess dolls are a thing. If I’d remembered that, I would have nixed that post in the cradle, contrary me. Stand by your team, man. But, yeah, ugh, season of sorrow. ** David Ehrenstein, There’s also the fact that, apart from being an ongoing icon, he hadn’t made anything even remotely great in more than 40 years. And he was 96 years old. ** Dominik, Hi!!! Oh, wow, enjoy Vienna, although I guess I’ll see you again before then. How exciting! Yes, if I have any say in it, love will be at the ready and sitting on your shoulder like a little invisible doll while you’re there. ImBack, you’ve got it. I just have to go re-find him and talk him into it and get him to Paris somehow and drop him off at the FedEX office. No sweat. Oh, god, I’m going to be really obvious and boring and saintly and ask love for a Putin voodoo doll. I think I have to turn that love prospect around and ask you the same thing: voodoo doll who?, G. ** Mark, Hi. I wonder why no one has ever published Darger’s novel. Well, it’s many thousands of pages, so there’s that. But I read parts of it ages ago, and it was pretty exciting. ** tomk, Hi! Oh, yes, she did. A few times. Most recently one of her students told me that she tells her students that the worst thing they possibly could do is write like me. Ha ha. Thanks about ‘MLT’. It’s one of my very favorite novels of mine as you probably know. And, yes, that Sue De Beer is my favorite book cover of mine ever. And its dreary paperback cover is my least favorite ever. You’re sick? Change of seasons thing? Feel infinitely better starting right now please. ** Kettering, Hi. Thank you for saying and thinking that. ** Bernard Welt, Ah ha! Makes sense. Yeah, that Doug Lang collection is such a joy. I’d read poems by him here and there, but seeing a bunch of his work together really makes you realise how good and wild he was. Though very different, there’s something Elmslie-ish about his work in that sense. Ange’s book is beautiful, you should definitely get it. He’s wonderful in the film, or will be and was wonderful in the shooting. UK, so close. Well, December-January is quite possibly the best time to be in Paris, as you probably know. Its beauty is at its beautiest. So come! ** Tea, Ah, you have an anti-Disneyland partner. Dump him! Ha ha, kidding. So, what concert? ** Nick., Hi. No sweat about the multi-comments, I like repetition, especially with slight variations like your pile up had. I concur that that is a positive difference. And telling. And more promising than the alternative. I’m still trying to remember what I was thinking when I wrote ‘Orange’ all these decades later, so that’s something. Sweet and spicy? That’s harder. I can think of sweet, and I can think of spicy, but I can’t combine them and come up with anything. Well, or anything that isn’t embarrassingly X-rated. I’ll need to sleep on that one, sorry. For some reason I’ve been listening to this one song by Guided by Voices (my favorite band) constantly for two weeks, but I don’t think it’ll make you think of a boy necessarily although it might make you forget about a boy because it’s called ‘Face Eraser’. ** Right. Be as fully with Audrey Szasz as you can be until I see you next on Monday.