Great Expectations

Author(s): Kathy Acker


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.


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  • : 9780241352144
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : July 2018
  • : July 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 208
  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Kathy Acker