novel Godspeed was
released by St. Martin's Press in '02, and is now available in
paperback from Powell's, Barnes & Noble,
First edition hardcover copies signed by the author are available
for $25. Order via Paypal from the
author hermself to get yours!
From the first moment whipping down rainy Nob Hill, to sitting just out of sight backstage at a strip joint, to shooting twice as much coke as necessary, you wonder why you let this Jim bastard drag you on all her adventures and why you actually like her, when shes a sneak, a liar and a speed freak. Maybe because bike messengers have all the fun, especially when theyre the new Lancelot, trainhopping on a quest for the Holy Grail known as The Rush.
the Rush in barroom brawls, back alley boinks, or on tour with an all girl
punk band? In a squat, a New York drag club, a riot, or a boxcar? Will
she find it with a fox, will she like it with some lox? Is it in True
Love...? Nah. More likely bliss has been right in front of her the whole
time, so close, so everyday, she took it for granted.
If it were a film, it would be a shot with a helmet cam, with surreal, Tim Burton-like sets, careening camera angles, with Clea Duvall and Angelina Jolie making sweet love down by the freeway.
Tribe 8 bandmate Silas (Flipper) Howard, of By Hook or by Crook fame,
shopped it around Sundance as her next film project.
PRAISE FOR GODSPEED:
is the funniest, most complicated lead character to come down the pike
in a long,long time....I guess it wasn't enough for Breedlove to front
a stellar punk band, be a tireless activist, and inspire legions of girls,
she just had to emerge as a great american writer as well.
is the most important novel this side of NAKED LUNCH. Imagine THE ODYSSEY
set to loud punk music and featuring a tough butch hero on a quest for
her stripper girlfriend. Add drugs, sex, violence and Breedlove's brand
of fierce wisdom and you are looking at the twenty-first century's first
epic novel. This book runs strictly on diesel and it is a ride you won't
want to miss - godspeed!"
Lynn Breedlove, chief singer and songwriter for infamous dyke-punk band Tribe 8, has been performing throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe for over adecade. She currently teaches at the Harvey Milk Institute in San Francisco,where she lives. Breedlove hasn't touched any drugs or alcohol since 1990. Godspeed is her first novel.
The Big News about Godspeed.
News item number one, Godspeed is available as an unabridged audiobook, read by Lynnee herself. It is being released by Killer Banshee Studios on February 1, 2006.
News item number two: Godspeed is currently in process of being written into a screenplay. Check back here for more news about Godspeed The Movie as it becomes available.