Jennifer Robin Reads From Death Confetti

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Hear the incomparable Jennifer Robin read from her new book, Death Confetti: Pickers, Punks, and Transit Ghosts in Portland, Oregon.

With savage humor, Death Confetti features autobiographical sketches of Jennifer Robin's arrival and survival in Portland, Oregon, from its grunge-era obscurity of the '90s to its current media-darling status.

"Civilization is a nightmare-illusion," she writes, "a three-dimensional spreadsheet perpetuated by machines that hypnotize meat."

Robin describes a hidden America, one in which the most disposable people reveal life-shattering truths. We meet the Toilet Humper, Gary the Swinger, the Strippingest Stripper. Robin recounts a life lived with noise musicians, junkies, and a boyfriend who insists on reviving dead fruit flies. She dines with skinheads turned Hare Krishnas. Her mother’s gynecologist murders his wife. Robin’s Portland is lit like a Christmas tree by the ornaments of tweaker-skulls.

Death Confetti lingers like a mosquito bite to the soul.

“Only Jennifer Robin can remind me of Polly Jean Harvey, Lydia Lunch, Tom Waits, Allen Ginsberg's Howl, and Maria Abromovic's cold stare simultaneously. But the results are far more hilarious than stoic performance art, and more like Ann Margret rolling around in beans in Ken Russell's Tommy.” — Mike Lastra, Smegma

"Jennifer Robin is a freak magnet and she attracts the oddest, saddest, most enigmatic freaks around. That may be because she's a freak herself—a beautiful freak with big city and back country wisdom leaking out of her brain onto every page of Death Confetti. There's a lot of high energy and brave living going on in this book. Hell, it might even be the funnest time you've ever had with a book." — Kevin Sampsell, author of This Is Between Us
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By: Feral House