Author Josh Hickman Announces New Novel I Am Luney: The Untold Story of the World’s Naughtiest Man

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I Am Luney: The Untold Story of the World’s Naughtiest Man, Hickman’s 5th comic novel follows the life and exploits of the notorious Victorian/Edwardian-era social provocateur Beardsley Bancroft Luney

Available in paperback and Kindle at Amazon.com

Hickman's new book explodes across the page through Luney's moral scandals, thrilling seances and lusty romances.

Author Josh Hickman announces his new novel, I Am Luney: The Untold Story of the World’s Naughtiest Man, is now available in paperback and Kindle at Amazon.com

I Am Luney: The Untold Story of the World’s Naughtiest Man, Hickman’s 5th comic novel follows the life and exploits of the notorious Victorian/Edwardian-era social provocateur Beardsley Bancroft Luney up to his mysterious disappearance at the close of WWII. From his beginnings as a rebellious child of means through his later years as an elusive recluse, Luney’s life explodes across the page through various moral scandals, naughty religious cults, thrilling seances and lusty romances, and his increasingly obsessive search for a fabled Elixir of Life.

I Am Luney: The Untold Story of the World’s Naughtiest Man Synopsis

After inheriting his malt vinegar baron father’s fortune, young Beardsley Bancroft Luney makes the pursuit of naughtiness his righteous and unavoidable calling. Forming arcane magical sects and seducing all strata of eccentrics, Luney is both privately and publicly castigated for his socially rebellious naughty behavior by various illustrious members of the starchy Victorian/Edwardian British society. Collecting lifelong nemeses both in the press, rabid critic Durwood Carmot Ransom, and in life, pious Father Somerset Montague, Luney eventually finds himself in an existential race with Montague to find a legendary Elixir of Life high in the Himalayas.

Through seances conjuring his naughty ancestors and deep searches of his politically incorrect soul, Luney battles against staid late 19th century and early 20th century norms via saucy periodicals, poetry, a history of practical jokes, and endless naughty adventures which more and more seek to solidify his unseemly name in history as The World’s Naughtiest Man and prolong his dwindling earthly life.

About Josh Hickman

Josh Hickman is a Dallas, Texas-based writer. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Hickman is the author of the lauded comic novels, Through Tick & Tinn: The True Story of the Greatest Unknown Comedy Team Ever Known, Ambergris, Five Slices of Fear: A Connoisseur’s Hoagie of Horror, and The Kinfolk: Cult of Sex & Cheese. Visit http://www.joshhickmanbooks.com, Social media: @therealjoshhickman

Praise for Josh Hickman’s work:
On Through Tick & Tinn: The True Story of the Greatest Unknown Comedy Team Ever Known:
“This book comes as close as anything I’ve seen to capturing the lifestyle, tribulations and careers of two people who are dependent on each other for laughs and their livelihood.” --George Schlatter, Producer, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In

On Five Slices of Fear: A Connoisseur’s Hoagie of Horror:
“A riot… A Perfect Star Rating—a must read.”
--Pacific Book Review

On The Kinfolk: Cult of Sex & Cheese:
“hysterically satirical… grabs the reader from start to finish… Recommended”
--U.S. Review of Books
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