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Harmony Korine - A Crackup At The Race Riots

Drag City

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172 page softcover book.

Words from the publisher:

Back in print from HARMONY KORINE, A Crack-Up At the Race Riots was originally published by Mainstreet/Doubleday in 1998. Korine’s first novel presents fragments of a portrait in multimedia: print, photographs, drawings, news clippings, handwriting, a poem, attempted diagrams, clip art—but mostly text, including hard-luck stories, off-and-on-color jokes, script-scraps, found letters, free rhymes, drug flashbacks and other missing scenes, exploring the world of show-biz with fingers prying in the cracks and feet set lightly in the black humours of the real ol’ world. 

This excretion of the danglers of public life would make William Burroughs sigh and turn the page, at least. A Crack-Up At the Race Riots also includes some other semi/attempted/quasi lists/scripts, a few letters from Tupac and a set of eleven suicide notes with room included for your signature. So that’s the book in a nutshell. I don’t know, maybe you had to be there. 

But it’s back in print, so be there now, what the fuck? Harmony Korine is the self-educated thirty-nine-year-old who wrote and directed the controversial films Trash Humpers, Mister Lonely, Julien Donkey-Boy and Gummo. His new film Spring Breakers was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Korine was raised in the carnival and lives in Tennessee with his wife and kid. 

- Drag City