HOUSEFIRE is excited to announce SELFIES, a collaborative novel written by Robert Duncan Gray, Megan Lent, Natalie Jones, Hazel Cummings, Julian Smuggles, Ian Dick Jones, Adria Ivanitsky, and Riley Michael Parker.
HOUSEFIRE proudly gives you the first seven chapters of SELFIES for your reading pleasure. RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW.
SELFIES, a hashtag tragedy, will be available in its entirety on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.
SELFIES is NSFW, but also LOL, YOLO and totally (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻.
SELFIES is a document of loneliness, sex, drugs, and degradation.
SELFIES is a boner that nobody is allowed to touch.
SELFIES is a collection of flagged youtube comments.
SELFIES is the circle jerk you weren’t invited to.
SELFIES is a whale carcass rotting on an otherwise untainted beach.
SELFIES is a dope hashtag.
SELFIES is a gold chain. #Syria #Miley
SELFIES is a two dollar cocktail.
SELFIES is weed made of gold (goldenweed).
SELFIES is a very special episode of Saved By The Bell where everyone dies from fucking.
SELFIES is a twelve inch tongue.
SELFIES is a toothless babysitter.
SELFIES is a secret whispered from one ATL Twin to the other.
SELFIES is the best book that R Kelley never wrote.
SELFIES is an interactive multimedia project and conceptual performance piece designed to unfold a shared story of contemporary loneliness. SELFIES exists in the space between fiction and non fiction, Internet and real life, sex and death.
Bryce is written by Riley Michael Parker.
Margot is written by Megan Lent.
Duncan is written by Robert Duncan Gray.
Dick is written by Ian Dick Jones.
Hazel is written by Hazel Cummings.
Adrian is written by Adria Ivanitsky.
Julio is written by Julian Smuggles.
Taylor is written by Natalie Jones.
Throughout the text, the authors of SELFIES mention and link to additional material that they themselves did not produce, as to create a larger context for the characters and their realities. We encourage readers to explore the art that we have linked to and to support those artists and their work. For example, every band that we mention, even if we dismiss them within the text, is a band that we feel deserves your attention, and we encourage you to purchase their music and, if possible, to see them live in concert. We only mention the art that we do because we feel that it is relevant and an important part of modern culture.
To anyone and everyone whose art we link to: Thank you for being so fantastic.
Throughout the text, certain SELFIES authors mention and link to public figures in and around the alt lit community.
To anyone and everyone who we mention: You’re welcome.