Days of Throbbing Gristle

By Kevin Cole

Young adult, Literary fiction, New adult fiction, Comedy & satire | eBook


It’s 1987, and 17-year-old English transfer student Samuel Henry Hay leaves the grit and grime of his native Sheffield for Texas, where he’s landed himself a rich American host family. The plan is simple: Manipulate the Turners so they’ll give Sam a free ride into university. But for all his cleverness, Sam also has a talent for disaster, and over the course of his senior year in high school, finds himself in one misadventure after another, involving Yuppies, Mexicans, rednecks, headbangers, skinheads, preps, lesbians, Baptists, Catholics, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Satanists, drugs, sex, art and mental illness in general — all to the beat of an underground music scene that defined the kids on the fringe of a generation. Will Sam get it together in time for higher learning? Or stay a 17-year-old monkey for the rest of his life? For those who like to laugh in dark places, DOTG is a harsh and hilarious look back at a time that really was as bad as you've heard.


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It’s 1987, and 17-year-old English transfer student Samuel Henry Hay leaves the grit and grime of his native Sheffield for Texas, where he’s landed himself a rich American host family. The plan is simple: Manipulate the Turners so they’ll give Sam a free ride into university. But for all his cleverness, Sam also has a talent for disaster, and over the course of his senior year in high school, finds himself in one misadventure after another, involving Yuppies, Mexicans, rednecks, headbangers, skinheads, preps, lesbians, Baptists, Catholics, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Satanists, drugs, sex, art and mental illness in general — all to the beat of an underground music scene that defined the kids on the fringe of a generation. Will Sam get it together in time for higher learning? Or stay a 17-year-...


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I was born in New York, raised in Texas, and now live in Belgrade with my Serbian wife and our fat black cat. I enjoy historical fiction, like Gore Vidal, and fake historical fiction, like George R. R. Martin. I write fake historical fiction set in the recent past. Aside from making things up, I'm fascinated by languages and economics, which have a lot in common with literature. It's all made up.




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