The Death of Bunny Munro
Nick Cave's The Death of Bunny Munro has now been released as an audio book with bonus DVD. The package contains seven CDs of Nick Cave reading the novel. This is underscored by an original soundtrack composed by Nick and long-time collaborator Warren Ellis. The DVD is an intimate visual experience featuring Nick reading selected chapters.
Bunny Munro knows he is doomed. Even before his wife died, he knew that he was losing his charms and his self-control. Going on the road, with his ten year old son, seems like a good way for the travelling salesman to lose the nagging feeling that his time is coming to an end. But his usual escape routes of casual sex and drug binges can't rid him of his wife's disapproving gaze from beyond the grave. Or his son's pathetic stare.
As the bizarre and increasingly frenzied road trip gets out of control, Bunny finds that the demons he has been trying to keep at bay all his life have emerged from the shadows to seek their revenge.
The Death of Bunny Munrois a dark and compelling portrait of characters who dwell on the fringes of society and stumble through life on a diet of drugs, chaos and disappointment, but who'll never give up fighting. A modern morality tale, this book lays bare the imprint that parents leave on their children and questions the nature of sin and redemption.
Publication Date: 03-Aug-2009
Publisher: Text Publishing Company