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Perry, Charles, Portrait of a Young Man Drowning

This riveting tale of compulsion and murder bears comparison in its inexorability to Jim Thompson's The Killer Inside Me.

Set in the world of Brooklyn gangsters and juvenile delinquents,Portrait of a Young Man Drowning reveals a character caught in a whirlpool of street crime and Oedipal passion, driven by circumstances beyond his control into acts of self-destruction and twisted sexuality.