Outcast, mute, a lone twin cut from a drunk mother in a shack full of junk, Euchrid Eucrow of Ukulore inhabits a nightmarish Southern valley of preachers and prophets, incest and ignorance. When the God-fearing folk of the town declare a foundling child to be chosen by the Almighty, Euchrid is disturbed.
Nick Cave was born in Australia in 1957. He moved to London with his band The Birthday Party in 1980. Four years later he founded The Bad Seeds, with whom he has made many albums. The fifteenth, Push the Sky Away, was released to great acclaim in February 2013. Cave has also written the music for several films including The Assassination of Jesse James and Lawless. And the Ass Saw the Angel was first published in 1989 and quickly became a cult classic. His second novel, The Death of Bunny Munro, was published in 2009.
An explosion of linguistic brio and Gothic grotesquery, horrifying, funny and tragic -- Michel Faber Guardian