Blood and Guts in High School
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Label: Grove Press
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Grove Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 176
Publication Date: November 21, 2017
Publisher: Grove Press
Studio: Grove Press
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A masterpiece of surrealist fiction, steeped in controversy upon its first publication in 1984, Blood and Guts in High School is the book that established Kathy Acker as the preeminent voice of post-punk feminism. With 2017 marking the 70th anniversary of her birth, as well as the 10th year since her death this transgressive work of philosophical, political, and sexual insight―with a new introduction by Chris Kraus―continues to become more relevant than ever before.
In the Mexican city of Merida, ten-year-old Janey lives with Johnny―her “boyfriend, brother, sister, money, amusement, and father”―until he leaves her for another woman. Bereft, Janey travels to New York City, plunging into an underworld of gangs and prostitution. After escaping imprisonment, she flees to Tangiers where she meets Jean Genet, and they begin a torrid affair that will lead Janey to her demise. Fantastical, sensual, and fearlessly radical, this hallucinatory collage is both a comic and tragic portrait of erotic awakening.
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