Blood and Guts in High School
This is a book about feminism, capitalism, sex, punk, youth, the city, the literary giants, anger, infatuation and the USA. A teenage coming-of-age story and a glorious, delirious patchwork of prose, poetry, drama, plagiarism and illustration. Childlike sexual drawings pepper the book, along with Acker's surreal, minutely detailed, annotated 'dream maps'. Hugely controversial upon its publication in 1984, Blood and Guts in High School has lost none of its power to shock and is still revered by readers today.