This is a rare unread vintage and out of print copy of GOV'T INSPECTED MEAT and Other Fun Summer Things, written by DOTSON RADER in 1973. This is the novel of a male hustler adrift in America's sexual and political underground. Author of "City of Night" and "Last Exit to Brooklyn".
"The shocking odyssey of a young male hustler in search of self, soul and country. It depicts with all the sordid savagery of total honesty the depraved sexuality and senseless racism that permeate this country's new underground: the drugs, junkies, street games, black ghettos, homosexuals, transvestites, S&M queens, hustlers, gay bars, delinquents, and prostitutes that are the unheard outcries against shame, hypocrisy, false piety, and respectability in an age of war an social decay."
"Through this journey to the center of himself, the young hero finds other people as well--a martyred black boy whom he loves--and reckless street kid he befriends--a West Point graduate who thrives on the sexual humiliation of other man--a woman who has had a sex changer operation--a modern Mailer-esque novelist whose two main preoccupations are drinking and death."