Nick Cave, Australian Renaissance man most famous for his excellent band Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (Edit: The Birthday Party?), is all set to release his second novel, entitled The Death of Bunny Munro. The official press release describes the book as follows:
Bunny Munro sells beauty products and the dream of hope to the lonely housewives of the south coast of England. Set adrift by his wife's suicide and struggling to keep a grip on reality, Bunny does the only thing he can think of: he hits the road, with his nine-year-old son in tow. As their bizarre and increasingly frenzied road trip shears into a final reckoning, Bunny finds that the revenants of his world - decrepit fathers, vengeful ghosts, jealous husbands and horned psycho-killers - have emerged from the shadows and are seeking to exact their toll.
His tale of an Avon man gone wrong will be available to the masses on September 8 through Faber & Faber, Inc., and Penguin will release a new edition of his first and only other novel And the Ass Saw the Angel, originally published in 1989. In other Nick Cave news, he and fellow Bad Seed Warren Ellis have composed the soundtrack for the film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's classic novel The Road, set for release later this year.