The Waterfront Journals

From the publisher:

A visceral and carnivalesque mosaic of life at the fringes.

The Waterfront Journals is a road trip through the sensuous, perilous landscape of alternative America—a series of fictional monologues that ventriloquise the real people Wojnarowicz met on his travels while he was sleeping rough.

We meet these hustlers, runaways and dreamers in unassuming locations—in truck stops, bus stations and parks. Their stories are disturbing, often shocking. But they’re told with an honesty and a hallucinatory intensity that simply demands to be heard.

Taken together, these voices form a chorus that distils the dreams and dangers that haunt the people whose lives have been confined to society’s margins.

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