MICHAEL GIRA : EIGHT STORIES
HANDMADE BOOK, SIGNED AND NUMBERED,
STRICTLY LIMITED EDITION OF 1000. 32 pages.
INCLUDES 5 DRAWINGS BY M.GIRA and the long
out of print spoken word CD, THE SOMNILOQUIST
The cover is heavy stock brown board-like paper. The size of the pages is 8 1/2 x 11 inches.
The book was professionally printed (not on a copy machine). The books were signed using a silver paint stick pen.
“I wrote these stories in the 1990s, and I’ve written very little fiction since. The stories in this book are complete,
absolute fiction and have nothing to do with reality. They certainly did not then, nor do they now, reflect my view
of the world, nor do they depict anyone living or dead.
The drawings included here are meant as crude and elliptical references to a notion or two expressed in the
first three stories, and they should not under any circumstances be viewed as art.” – Michael Gira 2012
Stories 4, 5, and 8 were previously published by 2.13.61 in the book of collected stories, The Consumer, now out of print.
The other stories in this collection are previously unpublished.
1. MTV AND THE CULT OF THE BODY
2. MY BIRTH
3. THE IDIOT
5. THE COWARD ( II )
6. NEW MOTHER
7. WEEPING WOMAN / DRUNKEN FOOL
8. THE DOG
THE SOMNILOQUIST CD (M. GIRA STORY NARRATIONS) IS INCLUDED WITH THIS BOOK. The stories narrated are:
1.Bloodsucker 2.The Sex Machine 3.MTV and the Cult of the Body 4.The Idiot 5.My Birth
MG MAKING THE HANDMADE BOOKS
THE TITLE PAGE
THE TITLE DRAWING
SOME TEXT FROM THE BOOK
AND ANOTHER DRAWING
THE SOMNILOQUIST CD IS AFFIXED TO INNER BACK COVER