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Still Dazed free pdf STILL DAZED Through a Grunge Rocker's Eyes, second novel in the DAZED series, is an American nightmare within the constraints of small town prejudice. Eric Peterson, nineteen-year-old grunge rocker junkie, artiest extraordinaire, could have been another horrible headline. A young man in pain, he's desperate for his mother's approval and struggles through the maze of burgeoning grunge rock fame with his band DAZED but for an unexpected reason. He's a fag. Beyond the reach of love and accepted help, Eric fights both tragedy and death. His story has an unanswered question on each page, "Why can't he stop using?" When Eric's mother Kristelle shuns him and hides away at a fellow plant worker's home, he etches his life's memories to black, including his absent father Hank coming back to make amends, his stepfather whom he loses unexpectedly, his two art scholarships and finishing high school which was his reason for leaving Wink, his angelic savoir on the Portland streets, to come home. Mostly, he left behind the bloodied memory of Wink's and his miscarried son. His struggle to walk wherever he chooses is beyond his own grasp, even after kicking a nasty five-shot-a-day heroin habit cold turkey. He accepts the reality of his own making, like why bother to impress the brain-dead in the town of his birth Lifeless Hole, Oregon? He ends up right back in hospital mental ward lock-up where he reunites with the psych tech who has in the past supplied him with stolen narcotics. Eric runs into a pivotal character, a homeless man Dax, who represents what he will become if he continues with the self-destruction. His best friend in the whole world, twenty-one-year-old Kevin who suffered a football-related injury at the university and places on hold his domestic relationship, stays behind to nurse Eric. Not all moments work well as Eric attempts to push Kevin toward a relationship. Eric's ex-boyfriend, eighteen year-old first love Brian, who left to Seattle with his father at Eric's cruel insistence, returns with the promise to stay only until Eric's band DAZED plays Seattle New Year's Eve. DAZED members including longtime friend drummer Toots and manager Gerald all attempt to keep Eric clean. As hard as Eric tries, he cannot destroy his monster. Instead he embraces the adage of superior junkie as a rash of gay bashings continues and spread to Portland. A teenager suffers at the hand of who they suspect is doing the beatings, the jock that attacked Eric and Brian after a gig. When the attack turns fatal Eric starts on a different journey. Eric insists on reaching out in a way he never has, with strength, determination and purpose. Eric finds another, Jude, a victim of one of the Portland bashings, who mirrors what he's been, and where he doesn't want to go. Eric is given a second chance at finding the courage to let go of his inner demons. His discovery is as valuable as the talents he squanders. His decision to climb from the empire of dope is ultimately his alone. In his passion, he chooses what no one wants him to and survives.

About Nikki Palomino

As a runaway, from the streets of NYC to the Strip of L.A., Nikki spent her youth as a punk grunge rock musician, racking up the confusion, frustration and passion and leading her to write the DAZED series, first novel DAZED (The Story of a Grunge Rocker), about the drug and music culture of the '90s. She learned life, drugs, and alternative music touring in a van packed with the rest of the band, equipment, and groupies, playing infamous clubs like CBGB and The Bottom Line. Named Author of 2012 by Books and Authors for DAZED (The Story of a Grunge Rocker) and the novel made the Top Reads list of 2012 for Totally Booked. 2003 named Best Genre Short Story writer by Writer's Digest, published in many horror print rags(Nightmares, Horror Show, New Blood) as well as Blonde on Blonde, hetero erotica genre detective stories for Foggy Windows Publishing 2000-2001, rock journalist formerly Los Angeles Country Examiner, Buddy Magazine, Houston Chronicle and Houston Post. Currently contributing writer for Punk Globe Magazine LA, Louder Than War UK, staff writer for Steel Notes Magazine. Recent publications include short stories for Flash Fiction Offensive, anthologies Bloody Kisses, Beautiful Disasters, Blood Games, Serrated from Phoenix Fire Publishing. Scriptwriter and co-producer 2004 Film Noir, Baby and 2007, Award-winning Dark Comedy short, The Rug, turned into TV pilot, Our Way of Life, for Fox, ABC. Feature, co-scriptwriter and co-producer, Surviving the Desert, Palomino Sisters Productions. Host of DAZED the radio show at http://whatever68radio.netinterviewing writers, rockers, and film freaks. Still Dazed (Through a Grunge Rocker's Eyes) IN THE ABSENCE OF DAZED The Underground Diaries https://www.facebook.com/#!/DAZEDGrungeRockerAuthor https://www.facebook.com/#!/nikki.palomino.7

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Author : Nikki Palomino
Publisher : New Haven Publishing Ltd
Data Published : 01 June 2015
ISBN : 191070511X
EAN : 9781910705117
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 316 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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