Where Did You Sleep Last Night

Category: Book
By (author): Crosbie, Lynn
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Coming of Age
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Magical Realism
Publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc
Published: May 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.00in x 5.25in x 1.11in
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From The Publisher*

Does true love have supernatural power?

Where Did You Sleep Last Night is a love story about a teenage girl who embarks on a relationship with Kurt Cobain.

Evelyn Gray is a sad and lonely sixteen-year-old from Carnation, Washington who is terrorized by her classmates at school. She spends most of her time in her room reading, writing letters to dead people, listening to old records and talking to the poster of Kurt Cobain above her bed.

Her mother is an alcoholic grunge relic from Seattle, whose recollections, books and music help ignite Evelyn's love for Cobain-a love so painfully strong that it summons the deceased singer to her side.

When Evelyn is taken to the hospital after an overdose, she awakens to find Cobain-who has little to no memory of his former life-convalescing in the bed beside her.

Once united, they quickly become addicted to drugs and each other.

Cobain-renamed Celine Black-and Evelyn escape the hospital and run off together, determined to have everything they want. Inevitably, they become infamous musicians, but despite their mutual devotion, the couple is tormented by strong passion and jealousy. As their celebrity grows, their relationship becomes more excessive, and an episode of sexual violence explodes, shockingly, into murder.

A highly original work of haute fan fiction, written in Crosbie's poetic and emotionally evocative prose, Where Did You Sleep Last Night is an imaginative, surprisingly funny, and touching novel about the adamant persistence of love.

From The Publisher*Where Did You Sleep Last Night is a love story about a teenage girl who embarks on a relationship with Kurt Cobain.
Review Quote*Lynn Crosbie is what a great writer should be: pissed off, bereft, misunderstood, impolite, funny, and in love with the madness of the world.
Review Quote*Where Did You Sleep Last Night is terrifying and beautiful. It is a thrift store jam packed with once loved, tattered, and gorgeous images. Crosbie is as mad as Rimbaud, as sweet as Keats, and as debauched as Courtney Love. Kurt Cobain would have adored her.
Review Quote*Lynn Crosbie's Where Did You Sleep Last Night is a brilliant portrait of romance, rages, passionate reunions, the emptiness of fame and the devastating losses that afflict two doomed rock stars locked in a heart-shaped box. Every sentence is poetry. I predict this book will, like Kurt Cobain, develop its own cult following.
Review Quote*The book's most affecting passages are the ones where Evelyn's reverence for Celine bumps up against her desire to be a rock star in her own right…the sense of being caught in thrall to a self-destructive genius and trying to match him, note for note and mistake for mistake, is resonant.
Review Quote*Bold, kaleidoscopic, full of absurd black humour, Lynn Crosbie's new novel Where Did You Sleep Last Night is quite unlike anything else that's been published recently...It is pop and avant-garde, full of fireworks and heartbreak.
Review Quote*eminently worthy of our attention…restless, funny and artfully crazed
Review Quote*If you were a teenager in the 1990s, Where Did You Sleep Last Night by Lynn Crosbie is a must read
Review Quote*I found myself alternately charmed and gutted… Lynn Crosbie has produced a grunge elegy