A Crack-Up at the Race Riots

By Harmony Korine

Originally released by way of Mainstreet/Doubleday in 1998, this debut novel from an underground filmmaker makes use of print, images, drawings, information clippings, handwriting, a poem, tried diagrams, and clip artwork to reinforce the textual content, which essentially tells of a race conflict that occurs in Florida, the place the Jewish humans take a seat in timber, the black everyone is run through MC Hammer, and the white individuals are run by means of Vanilla Ice. Or because the writer himself defined it entrance of a countrywide tv viewers, "I desired to write the good American Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Novel." surely, it's a selection of hard-luck tales, off-and-on-color jokes, script scraps, came across letters, unfastened rhymes, drug flashbacks, and different lacking scenes, all exploring the realm of express company with hands prying within the cracks and ft set frivolously within the black humors of the true global. With chapters approximately books present in Monty Clift's basement and Tupac Shakur's 10 favourite novels, and a suite of eleven suicide notes with room integrated for the reader's signature, the publication is a distinct post-postmodern exam of the hazards of public existence from a special voice in self sufficient tradition, person who may perhaps make William S. Burroughs sigh and switch the web page at least.

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