By Michael Turner
American Whiskey Bar is a striking fake memoir concerning the un-making of a film—a movie which Michael Turner was once commissioned to write down. even though, even if this movie used to be ever “made” is controversial. And just one print is related to exist. however, American Whiskey Bar, a movie obvious through just a handful of individuals, is easily on its solution to changing into a curious footnote to cinematic history.
American Whiskey Bar, the e-book, is an try and set the list straight—a tale of intercourse, violence, lies, ambition, strength, paradox, desires, and remorse. reflect on your self warned.
First released in Canada in 1997, this new version, which encompasses a foreword by way of William Gibson (Neuromancer, trend Recognition), is the 1st version ever to be had within the U.S.
Praise for American Whiskey Bar:
“Tightly packed . . . the ebook weaves its method out and in of varied degrees of truth. . . . There’s a vivid, playful brain at paintings here.”—Toronto Star
“Turner constructs an severe, clever, and darkly funny satire. . . . Too unique to be nominated for awards.”—Quill & Quire
“Brilliant . . . a blinding, dizzying multilayered mixture of truth and fiction, of the believable and the preposterous, of the genuine and the hyper-real. it's also screamingly funny.”—Globe & Mail
Globe & Mail extraordinary e-book, 1997
Quill & Quire top e-book of 1997
Coolest Canadian ebook of the yr, Chapters
Michael Turner lives in Vancouver, the place, as well as books and screenplays, he writes paintings essays and edits ArsenalAdvance, a literary/visual artwork imprint. He has received a BC booklet Prize for fiction and a Genie Award for unique track. lately, he has collaborated with artist Stan Douglas and filmmaker Bruce LaBruce. His novel The Pornographer’s Poem used to be released this 12 months through smooth Skull.
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A (angrily) Forget it! She’s too old. What about Demi? c (absently) Demi won’t do dead babies. b What about Laura Dern? a We’ll cast the lawyer first. c (to a) You said Redford. a Great. Are we agreed on Redford? b Redford or Warren Oates, yeah. a Hello? c Warren Oates is dead. 31 a m e ric a n w h isk e y bar b (surprised) What?! When? a A million years ago. c Hang on a minute. Whaddaya mean Redford or Warren Oates? How do you end up with those two guys in the same sentence? b I don’t know. It just came out that way.
And I sorta played around with it. w2 How big was it? w1 Big. w2 Like, a-foot-long big? w1 Could’ve been. But I just remember it being really, really thick. w2 extends her arm towards w1. w2 Thicker than my wrist? 47 a m e ric a n w h isk e y bar w1 reaches out and wraps her hand around w2’s wrist. w1 Thicker. w2 picks up a couple of cocktail napkins and wraps them around her wrist. She extends her napkin-fortified wrist towards w1. w2 Thicker than this? w1 wraps her hand around w2’s napkin-fortified wrist, then closes her eyes.
Just then a drop of water landed on the hand. I looked up at the actor’s tight sweaty face, his clenched teeth, then back at the hand and the penis. The hand was now moving faster. The penis and the hand looked like one thing, melded together. I stopped my hand and squeezed, pulling the penis down 90 degrees as it erupted into the lens. The focus-pull screamed. That’s when Klaus lost it. He jumped from the camera and began to beat me. Not just slapping me, but really laying into me. Yet all I could feel was my hand, still in its fist, punching back.
American Whiskey Bar by Michael Turner