By Kathy Acker
Jamey lived within the locked room. two times an afternoon the Persian slave dealer got here in and taught her to be a whore. another way there has been not anything. as soon as day she came across a pencil stub and scrap of paper in a forgotten nook of the room. She started to write down her lifestyles, beginning with "Parents stink" (Her father, who's additionally her boyfriend, has fallen in love with one other lady and is ready to go away her). With "Blood and Guts in highschool, " Kathy Acker, whose paintings has been classified everthing from post-punk porn to post-punk feminism, has created a brilliantly subversive narrative outfitted from dialog, description, conjecture, and moments snatched from background and literature.
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The third room contains the following luxuries: one bathtub which covered by a metal slat becomes a dining room table or a couch; one toilet; one sink; one refrigerator usually in partial working condition; and one stove. The gas pipes may or may not be working depending on the time of year. Janey lives in the first room. She doesn't do anything. Arnold lives in the other two rooms of this apartment. He has the most varied life of anyone Janey knows and he has a lot of money. He plays music in the circus and rehearses his own rock-n-roll band.
One day she could no longer stand and she could no longer do the housework. The doctor told me she was very sick and she would have to stop working on the rug because the wool was affecting her lungs. I don't understand exactly how. While she was coughing up blood, she kept on working on this rug. ' Actually Mr Linker's wife had been driven crazy and then locked up for life in a New York State Sanatorium. After Mr Linker's wife landed in the sanatorium, he added the white slavery business to his lobotomy and summer resort operations.
The doctor told me she was very sick and she would have to stop working on the rug because the wool was affecting her lungs. I don't understand exactly how. While she was coughing up blood, she kept on working on this rug. ' Actually Mr Linker's wife had been driven crazy and then locked up for life in a New York State Sanatorium. After Mr Linker's wife landed in the sanatorium, he added the white slavery business to his lobotomy and summer resort operations. He didn't need the money: at age seventy-five he was a very wealthy man.
Blood and Guts in High School: A Novel by Kathy Acker