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Skunk: A Love Story

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Skunk: A Love Story

Employing a combination of tall tale, science fiction, and sardonic humor, Skunk: A Love Story tells the story of Damien Youngquist, a loner who becomes addicted to skunk musk. As his social difficulties grow increasingly (and hilariously) painful, Damien tries to isolate himself, first in an East Coast suburb, then on a farm in the Midwest, in order to indulge his addiction in peace. But he finds his efforts thwarted by disgusted coworkers, nosy neighbors, and dangerous rednecks. When he falls in love with Pearl, a brilliant scientist who has made revolutionary discoveries of her own, Damien’s life gets even more complicated. Oblivious to the global impacts their pet projects will have in the hands of people driven by greed, Damien and Pearl struggle to save each other from themselves. Skunk is an imaginative exploration of addiction, chemistry, organic farming, and love.

Skunk: A Love Story
by Justin Courter

  • Publication Date: June 1, 2007
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Omnidawn Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 189065020X
  • ISBN-13: 9781890650209