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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.

Kleist's graphic biography, like Cave's songs, is by turns electrifying, sentimental, morbid, and comic - but always engrossing.

Author/Artist: Reinhard Kleist
Publisher: Selfmadehero Books
Page Count: 280pp
Size: 7 x 10
Notes: softcover, b/w
Date of Publication: September 13, 2017
ISBN: 978-1910593363