Jerome Charyn: The Tar Baby (USA 1995)
From the Publisher:
"Clever, witty, and different," Publishers Weekly called the novel upon its original publication in 1973: "Ribald, tongue-in-cheek, Nabokovian." Library Journal's Bruce Allen called it "an object lesson in how visionary idealists become mired in mundaneness, and an ingeniously scatological and funny celebration of unsubduably dirty life forces." Long out of print, this is the first paperback edition of Charyn's most complex and innovative novel.
Jerome Charyn: The Tar Baby. Dalkey Archive Press, ISBN: 1564780783 (July, 1995), 243 p., $10.95.