From Pixies frontman Black Francis & in collaboration with Josh Frank and with drawings by artist Stephen Appleby comes The Good Inn, a bold and visually arresting novel about art, conflict, and the origins of a certain type of cinema.
"A book based on a soundtrack score that has not yet been composed for a feature film that does not yet exist." Pixies frontman Black Francis has approached writing his first book as he would do a song: with inventiveness and originality. The Good Inn tells the story of an eighteen-year-old known only as Soldier Boy who, after escaping a devastating explosion at the French port of Toulon, sets out on a bizarre journey across France. Navigating his way past homicidal gypsies, combative soldiers and porn-peddling peasants, he takes refuge at The Good Inn - and promptly finds himself centre stage in the making of the world's first narrative pornographic movie.
Unique and vividly imagined, The Good Inn is a touchingly comic story that brings turn-of-the-century France to life.