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Publisher Description

Danny Bland's fictional novel about a doomed junkie couple is given depth by his firsthand experiences in the '90s grunge rock scene.

"It wasn't the pounding headache or the all-too-familiar taste of blood in my mouth that woke me that morning, but the stink of cat piss. They all have cats. Cats and bad tattoos and mops of dyed black hair that reek of cigarettes and watermelon Bubblicious."

This debut novel by veteran Seattle musician Danny Bland follows a pair of outsiders who find themselves locked in the palpable, dizzy grunge-rock scene of early '90s in Seattle.

Vulnerable to the high-relief of heroin addiction, Bland's characters - Charlie Hyatt and Carrie Finch - are unapologetic protagonists whose epiphanies are as blinding as their weaknesses. Finch - 21, beautiful, and dangerous - drowns out the voices in her head and the consequences of a misled life with electric guitars, booze, and petulant misbehavior. Her single abiding faith takes the form of an unlikely savior - '60s psychedelic musician Roky Erikson. At the ripe old age of 28, Hyatt attempts to make sense of the cards he has been dealt: a miserable job in a porn shop, a drug habit he cannot afford, and the wildly unstable woman he had chosen to love.

Two damaged people can balance a seesaw for a long time, even finding the illusion of safety; but when one gets off unannounced, the other will fall. As Finch finds sobriety, her sanity and her relationship with Hyatt falter until an inevitable event brings the two back together a decade later.

Additional narrators include Wayne Kramer, Eddie Spaghetti, Rob Delaney, Lou Beach, Jacob Pitts, Blag Dahlia, Tony Fitzpatrick, Mark Boone Jr., Lee Ving, Tom Hansen, John Sinclair, Dana Gould, Rachel Flotard, and Danny Bland.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
GD
Greg Dulli
LENGTH
07:18
hr min
RELEASED
2013
August 28
PUBLISHER
Local 638 Records
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
338.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Deb NY ,

Not for the faint of heart

Brutally honest tale of depression, addiction, crime and insane human behavior in 1990s Seattle. What begins as a day in the life of an ordinary porn store clerk, slowly reveals itself as a love letter to a talented girl struggling with mental illness. It can be funny, sexy, violent and often times, heartbreaking.