“One of the most audacious and brilliant American novels written in the last 30 yearsa book about politics, power, writing and heartbreak.” Ben Ehrenreich, The Los Angeles Times Book Review
Blood and Guts in High School
978-0-8021-3193-5 • $15.00 • Paperback • Sep. 1984
Janey lived in the locked room. Twice a day the Persian slave trader came in and taught her to be
a whore. Otherwise there was
nothing. One day she found a pencil
stub and scrap of paper in a forgotten corner of the room. She began to write down her life, starting
with “Parents stink” (her father, who is also her boyfriend, has fallen in love
with another woman and is about to leave her).
With Blood and Guts in
High School, Kathy Acker, whose work has been labeled everything from
post-punk porn to post-punk feminism, has created a brilliantly subversive
narrative built from conversation, description, conjecture, and moments
snatched from history and literature.