Great Expectationsis a punk, fairytale reimagining of Charles Dickens's
original masterpiece. Pip, our narrator -familiar and unfamiliar - is
transplanted to New York City in the 1980s; an orphan whose adventures
incorporate desire, gender and identity, the dislocation between sex and
love, art and creativity, social unrest, feminism, porn and sadism. She/he
becomes a sailor, a pirate, a rebeland an outlaw. Kathy Acker is a literary
anarchist and here she is at the very top of her riotous game.

Kathy Acker—Great Expectations

  • 9780241352144