“I somehow love both country music and new wave . . . that should qualify me for a handicapped parking permit.” Okay, this Chuck Palahniuk quote has nothing to do with this article, but we couldn’t stand waiting to use it in an appropriate (?) manner. The quote does come from the same interview, with his publisher, where Palahniuk described his October 2011 novel Damned this way: “Imagine if The Shawshank Redemption had a baby by The Lovely Bones and it was raised by Judy Blume.
Luckily, chuckpalahniuk.net has published the official blurb, as just released by the publisher—which should clear things right up. Pre-order your hard copy of Damned from your favorite store through IndieBound. Or, for those of you serious fans who have dressed as Tyler Durden for Halloween at some point (we’ve see the orange leather in the closet, dude), pre-order your signed copy of Damned from the personalized Palahniuk headquarters at the St. Helens Bookshop, St. Helens, OR.