PillowBook - 2015
Pillow loves animals. Especially giraffes. That's why he chooses the zoo for the drug drop-offs he does as a low-level enforcer for the mob. Which happens to be run by Andre Breton and the Surrealists, like Gwynn Apollinaire, Louise Aragon and Georges Bataille. A gentle soul, Pillow doesn't love his life of crime, but he isn't cut out for much else, what with all the punches to the head he took as a professional boxer. And now that he's accidentally but sort of happily knocked up his neighbor, Emily, he wants to get out and go straight. So when an antique-coin heist goes awry, Pillow sees his chance to make one last bi score. But it's hard to outwit a Surrealist, especially when you can't always think so clearly. He soon finds himself knee-deep in murder and morphine, kidnapping a pseudo-priest and doing some fancy footwork around a pair of corrupt cops.
Publisher: Toronto : Coach House Books, 2015.
Branch Call Number: FIC BATTERSHILL, ANDREW
Characteristics: 231 pages ; 21 cm.