Anthony “Ant” Young is a 21-year-old artist earning his tattooing apprenticeship under Hank the Tank, a founding member of the powerful Lucifer’s Choice motorcycle gang. Though Ant was fleeing violence when he left his home, his new circumstances and mentor expose him to a vicious and frightening criminal underworld in Victoria, British Columbia. A cynical antihero, Ant’s audacity is only matched by his vulnerability. With bursts of intensity, this unforgettable and darkly funny novel takes on addiction, desire, and remorse. As Ant’s life stumbles out of control, he struggles to hold on to the one thing he really cares about.
“Fearless, the straight stuff! An arresting look at the world of tattoo; graphic as a freshly embroidered skull on virgin skin. Via the morally ambiguous point of view of an eager young apprentice, PRICK is an entrée to a world not often seen and even less understood. With wistful shades of Willie Vlautin and all the grit of Charles Bukowski, Ashley Little lushly demonstrates that hers is an important new voice in unflinchingly real storytelling.”—Dennis E. Bolen, author of Kaspoit!
About the Author:
Ashley Little received a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of Victoria. Her work has appeared in Broken Pencil, The Danforth Review, Room, and the anthology Writing Without Direction: Ten and a Half Short Stories by Canadian Authors Under Thirty (Clark-Nova, 2010). She lives in Ucluelet, BC.