OD: Docufictions - Short-Fiction Collection by Harold Jaffe - The Journal of Experimental Fiction

OD: Docufictions

Short-Fiction Collection by Harold Jaffe

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Each of Harold Jaffe's 13 docufictions features a well-known personage who either died of an overdose or was invested in "drugs" to the extent that they contributed to his or her death. Marilyn Monroe, Billie Holiday, Bela Lugosi, Aldous Huxley, Freud, Poe, Lead Belly, Sonny Liston, Diane Arbus, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Abbie Hoffman are among those featured. High culture and pop. Dead and ghostly. The narrative dance that Jaffe performs with these apparitions is unexpected, intricate, melancholy, comical, and brilliant in every register.

About the Author

Harold Jaffe is the author of 24 volumes of fiction, docufiction, and non-fiction, including Goosestep (2016), Revolutionary BrainOthello Blues (2014); Paris 60 (2013); OD: Docufictions (2012); Porn-Anti-Porn (2019); Induced ComaAnti-Twitter: 150 50-Word StoriesJesus Coyote15 Serial KillersBeyond the Techno-Cave: A Guerrilla's Guide to Post-Millennial CultureTerror-dot-GovStraight RazorSex for the MillenniumEros Anti-Eros (City Lights Publishers, 1990); False PositiveBeastsMourning Crazy HorseMadonna & Other Spectacles; and Dos Indios. Jaffe's writing has been translated widely, most recently in Romania, Turkey, France, Japan, Italy, and Cuba. Jaffe is editor-in-chief of Fiction International.

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