One of only 500 copies produced in the first edition, with original safety pin still securely fastened through the cover image of Johnny Rotten's upper lip, of what is often described as the first punk novel.
This short novel was legendarily written by the 14-year-old "closet punk" Sams as a school essay, discarded until his mother (allegedly) rescued it from the trash. Rising to glory via doing one's homework isn't very punk, some might say, but he was only young. The Punk's doomed antiheroes, struggle valiantly against the twin evils of Teddy Boys and the Employment Exchange only to end in a pool of blood. Full of sage observations to educate the non-initiate ("Punks like to have odd, and often depressing names, as in their nature."). The finest copy of this cult classic we've encountered.
London: Polytantric Press, 1977. Original yellow pictorial wrappers with original safety pin, as issues. 64 pages. Sharp, clear, bright.
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