|2017 DEBUT||Nick Cave: Mercy on Me|
|Book Author(s)||Reinhard Kleist|
|Book List Price||22.99|
Musician, novelist, score composer and occasional actor: Nick Cave is a Renaissance man. His wide-ranging artistic output has always demonstrated an extraordinary gift for storytelling.
Employing a cast of characters drawn from Cave’s music and writing, Reinhard Kleist’s Nick Cave: Mercy On Me paints an expressive, enthralling portrait of a formidable artist and influencer. Kleist captures Cave’s childhood in Australia; his early years fronting The Birthday Party; the sublime highs of his success with The Bad Seeds; and the struggles he encountered along the way to self expression.
Kleist’s graphic novel, like Cave’s songs, is by turns electrifying, sentimental, morbid and comic – but always engrossing.
“Reinhard Kleist, master graphic novelist and myth-maker has – yet again – blown apart the conventions of the graphic novel by concocting a terrifying conflation of Cave songs, biographical half-truths and complete fabulations and creating a complex, chilling and completely bizarre journey into Cave World. Closer to the truth than any biography, that’s for sure! But for the record, I never killed Elisa Day.” – Nick Cave