“Within months, the street was alive with ambition. With their short ‘80s skirts and high-heels, the Bandito’s waitresses looked more convincing as sluts than I’d ever looked in the clubs. Everyone was going somewhere. Time was no longer so aboriginal. In this new environment, we who just wanted to sleep looked like pale maggots exposed to the sun.”
Chris Kraus is the author of four novels: I Love Dick, Aliens & Anorexia, Torpor, and the forthcoming Summer of Hate. A collection of her art essays, Video Green: Los Angeles Art and the Triumph of Nothingness, was published by Semiotexte/MIT Press in 2004, followed by LA Artland, published in the UK by Black Dog Press. She has taught writing at the European Graduate School and UC San Diego. TRICK first appeared in Working Sex: Sex Workers Write about a Changing Industry, edited by Annie Oakely and published by Seal Press in 2007.
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