The Outlaw is in: Jonathan Shaw reads tomorrow at La Luz de Jesus

photo by Richard Kern
photo by Richard Kern

How can you not love a book that is blurbed by Lydia Lunch, Jim Jarmusch, Hubert Selby, and Iggy Pop (among others)? I mean, I want to be at that party. Well, tomorrow night, you can get a taste. Jonathan Shaw reads from and signs his novel Narcisa at La Luz de Jesus, 7-9. What’s more, my source tells me that there is a documentary in the works following Shaw as Narcisa propels him from the art world to the literary world. The working title of the film? “Hooray for Me and Fuck You.”

Here’s how the book is described: “Throughout this darkly hilarious and brutally intelligent litany of doomed love, drug addiction, compulsive sex, mutual enslavement and the afflicted soul’s quest for salvation, Shaw proves that it is more noble to follow one’s heart into the darkest regions of hell than to live for one moment in self pity or regret.”

Amen brother. See you there.  
La Luz de Jesus: 4633 Hollywood Blvd. , Los Angeles, CA 90027