Castle Faggot
Castle Faggot
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Castle Faggot

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Derek Mccormack (CA)
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$21.95
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expected release date: nov 27, 2020

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Castle Faggot Collector's Edition! Available only online and only from Type Books – a collector's edition of Castle Faggot, the new novel by Derek McCormack. This edition comes with a collectible Castle Faggot coin. When you order, a coin will be selected randomly for you and packaged with a copy of the novel. The coins are all different: some are doubloons, some are arcade tokens, some are Euros commemorating famous castles -- all have been customized by hand by artist Micah Adams. Supplies are limited – order now!

Castle Faggot is Derek McCormack’s darkest and most delicious book yet, a satire of sugar cereals and Saturday morning cartoons, all set in an amusement park more deranged than anything Disney dreamed up. 

At the heart of the park is Faggotland, a playland for gay men, and Castle Faggot, the darkest dark ride in the world. Home to a cartoon Dracula called Count Choc-o-log, the castle is decorated with the corpses of gays – some were killed, some killed themselves, all ended up as décor. The book includes a map of Faggotland, a photobook of the castle, the instructions for a castle-shaped dollhouse, and the novelization of a TV puppet show about Count Choc-o-log and his friends – like the classic stop-motion special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, but even gayer and more grotesque.

As scatological as Sade but with a Hanna-Barbera vibe, Castle Faggot combines McCormack’s love of the lurid and the childlike, of funhouses and sickhouses, into something furiously funny.

Castle Faggot will be published by Semiotext(e) in November 2020. The book features an afterword by Dennis Cooper and Zac Farley. The cover features art by Richard Hawkins.

It is really just one of the best books ever, and maybe the greatest novel ever written.– Dennis Cooper

This is what it felt like to sit in a crib with another baby and to play blissfully with your own shit while your mothers sat downstairs drinking cocktails.
– Edmund White

In Derek McCormack's home province, farm boys with growing pains enjoy a little-known meal called bed-supper – a hearty bowl of sweet breakfast cereal enjoyed as a midnight snack. Here McCormack has composed a peculiarly salacious bed-supper, where the long secret sweet-tooth of the Marquis de Sade glints as it sinks into the dirtiest of dishes This useful book will more than stay your appetite until breakfast – Castle Faggot is also a manual of redecoration, a musical, a puppet show, a theory of cosmetics, a work of poetics, and a glorious celebration of the French decadence.
– Lisa Robertson