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Sketchtasy

Author: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : Arsenal Pulp Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sketchtasy takes place in that late-night moment when everything comes together, and everything falls apart-it's an urgent, glittering, devastating novel about the perils of queer world-making in the mid-'90s. This is Boston in 1995, a city defined by a rabid fear of difference. Alexa, an incisive twenty-one-year-old queen, faces everyday brutality with determined nonchalance. Rejecting middle-class pretensions,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Sycamore, Mattilda Bernstein, author.
Sketchtasy./
Vancouver, British Columbia : Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018.
(CaOONL)20189014172
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
ISBN: 1551527294 9781551527291
OCLC Number: 1028209630
Description: 271 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore.

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"Sketchtasy takes place in that late-night moment when everything comes together, and everything falls apart-it's an urgent, glittering, devastating novel about the perils of queer world-making in the mid-'90s. This is Boston in 1995, a city defined by a rabid fear of difference. Alexa, an incisive twenty-one-year-old queen, faces everyday brutality with determined nonchalance. Rejecting middle-class pretensions, she negotiates past and present traumas with a scathing critique of the world. Drawn to the ecstasy of drugged-out escapades, Alexa searches for nourishment in a gay culture bonded by clubs and conformity, willful apathy, and the specter of AIDS. Is there any hope for communal care? Sketchtasy brings 1990s gay culture startlingly back to life, as Alexa and her friends grapple with the impact of growing up at a time when desire and death are intertwined. With an intoxicating voice and unruly cadence, this is a shattering, incandescent novel that conjures the pain and pageantry of struggling to imagine a future."--

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