Musician, novelist, poet, actor: Nick Cave (b. 1957) is a Renaissance man. His wide-ranging artistic output always uncompromising, hypnotic, and intense is defined by an extraordinary gift for storytelling. In Nick Cave: Mercy on Me, Reinhard Kleist employs a cast of characters drawn from Cave`s music and writing to tell the story of a formidable artist and influencer. Kleist paints an expressive and enthralling portrait of Cave`s childhood in Australia; his early years fronting The Birthday Party; the sublime highs of his success with The Bad Seeds; and the crippling lows of his battle with heroin. Capturing everything from Cave`s frenzied performances in Berlin to the tender moments he spent with love and muse Anita Lane, Kleist`s graphic biography, like Cave`s songs, is by turns electrifying, sentimental, morbid, and comic but always engrossing.
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170 x 238 mm