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Blood And Guts In High School
Author: Kathy Acker

ISBN: 9780241302514
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 16 October 2017
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.9 x 1.1
Description:
'You exist in this darkness. Rebels. Creeps. Outcasts. Loners. People who hate everybody'

This is the story of Janey, who lived in a locked room, where she found a scrap of paper and began to write down her life. It's a story of lust, sex, pain, youth, punk, anarchy, gangs, the city, feminism, America, Jean Genet and the prisons we create for ourselves. A heady, surreal mash-up of coming-of-age tale, prose, poetry, plagiarism and illustration, Kathy Acker's breakthrough 1984 novel caused huge controversy and made her an avant-garde literary icon.

About the Author

Kathy Acker was born in 1947 and was raised in New York City. In her twenties she broke ties with her family and worked as a stripper, while writing and publishing in the underground literary scene. The 1984 publication of Blood and Guts in High School caused a sensation - the book was at the centre of a surge of media attention. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996, she abandoned Western medicine after a traumatic experience of surgery. She died in an alternative cancer clinic in Tijuana, Mexico in 1997. Her major novels include

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