Jennifer Gibbons


A young woman discovers that dancers at a local discotheque are being driven to acts of insane violence.

Published 10 September 2024
ISBN: 9781913689919 Category: Tags: ,


“The place was full of swarming, pugnacious, dangerous missellneous reptile’s… Teenager’s everywhere pounded their way on top of each other crazily strangling, biting and slashing each other’s with broken glass, smashed records or sharpened blades… ” 

16-year-old Jennifer Gibbons (1963-1993) wrote Discomania in 1980, alongside her twin sister June-Alison, who was also writing her own novel, The Pepsi Cola Addict, in the bedroom that they shared.

Jennifer offered Discomania to the same English vanity press who would publish June-Alison’s book, but Discomania was turned down for being “too violent, too sexual, and too futuristic.”

Long thought to have been lost or destroyed, June-Alison had in fact preserved the typescript of this unique, furious, funny, and strange novel, which we present with her blessing, alongside additional texts from June-Alison, and editors David Tibet and Ania Goszczyńska.

Jennifer Gibbons (1963-1993) was the twin sister of June-Alison Gibbons, author of The Pepsi Cola Addict. She wrote Discomania in the bedroom that she shared with June-Alison, who sat on a desk next to her writing The Pepsi-Cola Addict. Jennifer died on 9 March 1993, aged 29, while being transferred from Broadmoor Hospital, where the twins had been incarcerated for ten years, to a lower-security establishment. Known as “The Silent Twins” the story of Jennifer and June-Alison Gibbons has been documented in books, documentaries, and a feature film.

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