Pangborn Books 2000, 1st edition. ISBN: 0962640638. 12mo (7.5" tall). Near fine condition. Excellent condition, clean & tight. Ex-library book with sturdy laminated cover & usual type markings - wear is minimal.
" Polite fixes his rollicking chase through Egypt, Greece and Las Vegas in the form of a novella-length narrative poem, creating an entertaining hybrid of formal poetics (in this case using the pantheras, an invented Turkish form that requires a 21-line unit made up of three stanzas) and suspense fiction. The dark hero, Hyde, is also a curious mixture; his gallant, slightly debauched style suggests Byron's Don Juan while his name, dress clothes and cane evoke the menace of Stevenson's character. The plot of the poem coheres as a sort of postmodern police thriller, with Hyde an arch-criminal, who with his lover, MiLady, is pursued by Fantoush, head of a clutch of klutzy agents, from Trebizond to Las Vegas...."