Groove, Bang, and Jive Around
Annette, the heroine of Steve Cannon's 1969 underground classic, is a black New Orleans teenager with serious family troubles and a recently acquired appetite for sex. In Cannon's hands her story becomes a sature on every aspect of American culture: race, politics, religion, and sexual freedom. In its opening chapters Groove is an almost conventional erotic novel, with the more frenzied sexual activity set against a backdrop of jazz and voodoo; but halfway through, Cannon takes his herone to the Oz-like Oo-bla-dee, an idyllic country - supposedly founded by Dizzy Gillespie - where "people ran their own lives." Although Groove, Bang, and Jive Around sold more than 150, 000 copies when it first appeared, its author did not even have a copy for 20 years. It has been available since 1998 in a reprinting from Therion / Genesis Press, but has retained its habit of vanishing from shelves. This ebook edition, published through the author’s own small press, aims to finally make this infamous underground novel infinitely available.
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