London: Aloes Books, 1982. Offset. Saddle stapled in pictorial wraps. 8vo (5 ⅞ x 8 ¼ in.) 52 pp. Mild shelf wear and toning to verso; very good. Item #6686
A collection of texts in the form of monologues based on conversations overheard during the David Wojnarowicz's travels in America, primarily during a cross country road and freight-hopping trip in 1976. The texts are a direct and emotionally potent accounts of life and lives on the margins, edge, and exterior of American society. Many of the stories that ultimately ended up published were collected in San Francisco from regulars at a diner in Chinatown. Wojnarowicz also wrote his own experiences as six of the entries.
An extremely scarce example of Wojnarowicz’s first book, printed in an edition of 500, much of it liquidated by the publisher’s American distributor when it went out of business in 1984.