Harmony Korine burst onto the scene with his screenplay for Kids - a film so gritty and unsettling in its depiction of teenage sex that it was almost banned in the UK.
A Crackup at the Race Riots is similarly controversial.
The novel is without plot, linear narrative, character development or scene setting.
In other words, it is totally original. The book is a montage that takes literary convention and explodes it in a sequence of half-remembered scenes, suicide notes, dialogue fragments, movie ideas, rumours and jokes.
Korine captures the fragmented moments of a life observed through the demented lens of media, tv and teen obsession.
Korine's darkly bizarre imaginationhas created the ultimate post-postmodern novel - funny, offensive, depraved and sad.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 15/03/1999
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571197958
- Paperback from £10.05