As a member of the seminal rock band The Birthday Party, and latterly the front man of The Bad Seeds, Nick Cave has achieved worldwide acclaim for both his songwriting skills and for his charged stage performances.
His film appearances have also been numerous, with appearances in cult classics such as John Hillcoat's Ghosts of the Civil Dead and alongside Brad Pitt in Johnny Suede. The Ass Saw the Angel also quickly achieved cult status on its original publication.
Outcast and mute, Euchrid Eucrow of Ukulore inhabits a nightmarish Southern valley of preachers, incest and ignorance. When the God-fearing folk of the town declare a foundling child to be chosen by the Almighty, Euchrid is disturbed. He sees her very differently, and his conviction, and increasing isolation and insanity, may have terrible consequences for them both . . . Compelling and astonishing, Nick Cave's acclaimed first novel is a fantastic journey into a world of Gothic tragedy.