The too-smart, caustic, and radiant narrator is, at 27, an ex-Goth, ex-drummer, ex-straight girl, ex-lesbian separatist vegan graduate of vocational high school in the working class town of Chelsea, Massachusetts. Written with lyrical precision and charm, the novel describes a journey with no final destination into an America that has nothing left to offer its youth.
This new edition of a Semiotext(e) classic includes critical essays by Brandon Stosuy and Eileen Myles that describe Tea's achievement as a literary innovator and cultural icon.
'Dirty-sweet, pop and poetic, Michelle Tea is like a twisted Spice Girl who can actually sing--and write.' -Mary Gaitskill