The Empty Page: Fiction Inspired by Sonic Youth
Serpent's Tail, 2008 - Short stories, English - 228 pages
A ghost makes a friend. Ulla Shooks is testifying, ladies and gentlemen, countering the wicked with the godly. The powers-that-be are trying to kick in Nikki's door as she, like, struggles against the shackles of conformity? Melissa gets high and dreams of an oblivion that won't make the E! Channel news. Patty Hearst is watching the apocalypse on TV. All this and more is waiting for you in The Empty Page: Fiction inspired by Sonic Youth. But why Sonic Youth? J Robert Lennon says it's cos Sonic Youth rip it apart. Katherine Dunn says it's because they operate in the foggy world between the real and the surreal. Steve Sherrill reckons that they've just got it figured out, man. You know? Mary Gaitskill says that Sonic Youth caught her, years ago, when she was falling. Catherine O'Flynn just wanted to catch some of the nihilistic, elemental, caustic, isolated flavour of their music. Emily Maguire was once in love with chaos. For Tom McCarthy it's gunpowder and dreams of a black panther.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
an introduction lee ranaldo 1
flower steven sherrill 53
little trouble girl emily carter roiphe 175
2 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
Aerosmith Anyway asked beautiful blood boot close cops dark dead door Doug says Eliza Emily Carter empty eyes face father feel felt fuck fucken girl goddam hair hand hate head hear heard Heather inside Joe Boyd Kathy kids Kim Gordon kind knew Kurt Kurt's Lee Ranaldo listening Little Trouble Girl lives looked Mary Gaitskill Matt Thorne Melissa Michael Michael Chambers Miss Shooks mother never night Nikki park Patty Hearst Perverted by Language Pulaski Skyway pulled restaurant Sean says Sforza Shelley Jackson shit shoulder smell smile someone song Sonic Youth sound stared stop story stupid talk tell Teri There's thing thought Tim's told Tommy took trees Tuck turned Ulla voice waiting walked watching window wishes woman word Yeah yelled