By Frank Gagliano

half political mystery, half intercourse farce, Frank Gagliano’s novel ANTON’S bounce is narrated by means of free-associating, sex-obsessed ballet superstar Anton Otchayanie. It’s 1982 and Anton desires to disorder from Soviet Russia. yet to take action, he’ll need to live to tell the tale a teach collision in Prague, subscribe to a touring troupe of erotic jugglers, fall in love, screw much, create ballet and Commedia dell Arte situations, get sodomized with the nostril of a Commedia dell Arte masks, discover a super-strength serum, fight to discover a creative personality, and boost compassion for different people: All this, whereas fleeing (in drag) from a homosexual KGB agent and Anton’s personal psychopathic dual brother Vahktang who, in a Kafkaesque horror scene, confronts Anton in a Prague enjoyable condo. Richard Wagner’s testicles additionally play a job. For fanatics of picaresque flights of literary fancy like “Candide” or “Gulliver’s Travels,” and for devotees of unhinged surrealists like movie director Federico Fellini, ANTON’S jump is a must-read tour-de-force.

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