Castle Faggot
Castle Faggot

Castle Faggot is Derek McCormack's darkest and most delicious book yet, a satire of sugary cereals and Saturday morning cartoons 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—reminiscent of 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 transmutes McCormack's love of the lurid and the childlike, of funhouses and sickhouses, into something furiously funny: as Edmund White says, "the mystery of objects, the lyricism of neglected lives, the menace and nostalgia of the past—these are all ingredients in this weird and beautiful parallel universe."

Title Castle Faggot
Edition First Edition
Publisher Semiotext(e)
Title First Published 01 November 2020
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 104 p.
Product Detail 1 Trade paperback (US)
ISBN-10 1635901375
ISBN-13 9781635901375
Publication Date 11 November 2020
Product Content Text (eye-readable)
Main content page count 104
Dimensions 5.3 x 8 in.
Weight 16 oz.

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