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Useful Despair by Tom Bradley

Useful Despair
as Taught to the Hemorrhaging Slave of an Obese Eunuch
Illustrated by Nick Patterson
“One of the hallmarks of TOM BRADLEY’s work
is a mania that reads as ecstasy . . . a mad enthusiasm, an insatiable glee, an absolute pleasure in the written word."
—Jonathan Penton, author of Standards of Sadiddy

“The real point of reading TOM BRADLEY, aside from
his illumination of the ridiculous and grotesque world around us, is the rolling cadence of his pitch-perfect writing.”
—James Kendley, author of The Drowning God

“TOM BRADLEY has long been known for repeatedly performing,
at will, almost offhandedly, a task one would have thought impossible,
perhaps magical, in these latter jaded days:
the invention of new genres.”


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