By Kevin Sampsell
“For good looks, honesty, sheer weirdness, and a haunting evocation of position, Kevin Sampsell is my favourite Oregon author. Ken Kesey, Chuck Palahniuk—make a few room at the shelf.”—Sean Wilsey, writer of Oh the distinction of it All
Kevin Sampsell’s A universal Pornography is a memoir, instructed in vignettes, that captures the background of 1 dysfunctional American kin. An extension of a 2003 “memory experiment” of an identical identify, A universal Pornography weaves memories of small-town adolescence with darker threads from his family’s tale, together with incest, insanity, betrayal, and demise. a standard contributor to Dave Egger’s The Believer and McSweeney’s, Sampsell has written “the form of e-book the place you need to thank the writer for supporting you're feeling much less by myself with being alive” (Jonathan Ames, writer of Wake Up, Sir! and The Double existence is two times as Good).
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A Common Pornography: A Memoir by Kevin Sampsell