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Chicana. Goth. Dykling. Desiree Garcia knows she's weird and a weirdo magnet. To extinguish her strangeness, her parents ship her to Saint Michael's Catholic High School, then to Mexico, but neurology can't be snuffed out so easily: Screwy brain chemistry holds the key to Desiree's madness. As fellow crazies sense a kinship with her, Desiree attracts a coterie of both wanted and unwanted admirers, including a pair of racist deathrock sisters, a pretty Hispanic girl who did time in California's most infamous mental asylum, and a transnational stalker with a pronounced limp.

As high school graduation nears, Desiree's weirdness turns from charming to alarming. Plagued by increasingly bizarre thoughts and urges, Desiree convinces herself she's schizophrenic, despite assurance otherwise. In college, she finds Rae, an ex-carnie trannyboi, who becomes the June Carter to her Johnny Cash. With Rae's help, Desiree answers the riddle of her insanity and names her disease.

Combining the spark of Michelle Tea, the comic angst of Augusten Burroughs, and the warmth of Sandra Cisneros, Mexican American author Myriam Gurba has created a territory all her own. Dahlia Season not only contains the title novella, but also several of Gurba's acclaimed stories.

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"Dahlia Season is a fantastic book filled with stories of sexy badass girls we rarely get to see in literature." Ali Liebegott, author of The IHOP Papers

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"Gurba rocks the Latina goth undercover-teenage-dyke world with a spirit of ferociousness, outrage, sultriness, pure punk rebellion, and joy." Matthue Roth, author of Never Mind the Goldbergs

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"Myriam Gurba leads the reader on a fascinating journey to a world hidden in plain sight." Marc Acito, author of How I Paid for College...

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A remarkable first fiction collection featuring quirky stories of urban angst and redemption

About the Author

Myriam Gurba is a high school teacher who lives in Long Beach, California, home of Snoop Dogg and the Queen Mary. She graduated from UC Berkeley, and her writing has appeared in anthologies like The Best American Erotica (St. Martin's Press), Bottom's Up (Soft Skull Press), Secrets and Confidences (Seal Press), and Tough Girls (Black Books).

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Cheryl Klein, October 3, 2008 (view all comments by Cheryl Klein)
Myriam Gurba's voice is fresh, funny and honest. I especially like how the protagonist's OCD and Tourette's operate at a low pulse throughout the title novella, neither totally normalizing nor fetishizing these conditions. The book celebrates weirdness without getting all, "Hey, look at my crazy punk rock life!" It's a great handbook for navigating a mundane world in which twitching on the bus and pretending to date Dracula are highly underrated.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781933149165
Author:
Gurba, Myriam
Publisher:
Manic D Press
Subject:
Lesbian
Subject:
California, Southern
Subject:
Mexican American lesbians.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-Lesbian Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Future Tense
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.6 in 10.5 oz

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"Review" by , "Gurba rocks the Latina goth undercover-teenage-dyke world with a spirit of ferociousness, outrage, sultriness, pure punk rebellion, and joy."
"Review" by , "Myriam Gurba leads the reader on a fascinating journey to a world hidden in plain sight."
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