Nick Cave

Mercy on Me



ISBN: 9781910593363 Category:

Reinhard Kleist


Musician, novelist, poet, actor: Nick Cave (b. 1957) is a Renaissance man. His wide-ranging artistic output – always uncompromising, hypnotic, and intense – is defined by an extraordinary gift for storytelling. In Nick Cave: Mercy on Me, Reinhard Kleist employs a cast of characters drawn from Cave’s music and writing to tell the story of a formidable artist and influencer. Kleist paints an expressive and enthralling portrait of Cave’s childhood in Australia; his early years fronting The Birthday Party; the sublime highs of his success with The Bad Seeds; and the crippling lows of his battle with heroin. Capturing everything from Cave’s frenzied performances in Berlin to the tender moments he spent with love and muse Anita Lane, Kleist’s graphic biography, like Cave’s songs, is by turns electrifying, sentimental, morbid, and comic – but always engrossing.

Additional information

Weight 844 g
Dimensions 18 x 23 cm
Publisher name Self Made Hero
Publication date 7 September 2017
Number of pages 280
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 18 x 23 cm
Weight 844 g


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Reinhard Kleist is an award-winning graphic novelist best known for his graphic biographies Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness, The Boxer, and An Olympic Dream. He lives in Berlin.