Now shacked up with H.C. in the city, Carol discovers H.C.’s eponymous secret—his compulsion to cut off locks of strangers’ hair in public, label and categorize them on a hidden door in their apartment. Carol declares the bizarre habit to be high art, and sends the work to the eccentric gallerist Leslie Christmas, thrusting The Haircutter into the spotlight of NYC’s art scene. Christmas creates a sensation out of the rube from Wyoming, who is only along for the ride to keep Carol in his bed, but when he is accused of another murder, he must scramble to set the record straight. The Haircutter tells the story of what is gained and lost in H.C.’s pursuit of love and meaning in a fascinatingly absurdist world.
By turns hysterical, disgusting, subversive, and heartbreaking, The Haircutter is a madcap romp alive with cultural provocation and twisted stereotypes. It is an uproarious send-up to fame and the pursuit of artistic expression reminiscent of John Waters’ fearless combination of sincerity and debauchery.
AuthorBy Dana Thompson
Published2 January 2018
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.
About the author
Dana Thompson is a writer and model living in Brooklyn, NY. Her modeling work has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, and more. This is her first novel.