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Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

In Memoriam to Identity

by Kathy Acker
  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 272
  • Publication Date September 21, 1998
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-3579-7
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $16.00

About The Book

In this characteristically sexy, daring, and hyperliterate novel, Kathy Acker interweaves the stories of three characters who share the same tragic flaw: a predilection for doomed, obsessive love. Rimbaud, the delinquent symbolist prodigy, is deserted by his lover Verlaine time and time again. Airplane takes a job dancing at Fun City, the seventh tier of the sex industry, in order to support her good-for-nothing boyfriend. And Capitol feels alive only when she’s having sex with her brother Quentin. In Memoriam to Identity is at once a revelatory addition to, and irreverent critique of, the literature of decadence and self-destruction.