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Valencia

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ISBN13: 9781580050357
ISBN10: 1580050352
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Valencia is the fast-paced account of one girl's search for love and high times in the drama-filled dyke world of San Francisco's Mission District. Through a string of narrative moments, Tea records a year lived in a world of girls: there's knife-wielding Petra, who introduces Michelle to a new world of radical sex; Willa, Michelle's tormented poet-girlfriend; Iris, the beautiful boy-dyke who ran away from the South in a dust cloud of drama; and Iris's ex, Magdalena Squalor, to whom Michelle turns when Iris breaks her heart. Valencia conveys a blend of youthful urgency and apocalyptic apathy.

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The fast-paced account of one girl's search for love and high times in the drama-filled dyke world of San Francisco's Mission District, Valencia conveys a blend of youthful urgency and apocalyptic apathy.

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Rhiannon Cates, July 21, 2011 (view all comments by Rhiannon Cates)
As always, Michelle Tea captures the exact spirit and truest elements of place and person in Valencia. Her voice as a poet transcends with the brutal honesty of experience in this hauntingly beautiful recollection of growth, sex, travel, relationships, and love. Rawness blends with the echo of nostalgia that bleeds through this personal narrative of life as a young queer woman exploring the pulsing underground of San Francisco and beyond. History is told through cups of coffee, tattoos, and latex gloves in this captivating tale of risk, desire, failure, and passion. Every word from which this novel is spun drips with the feelings that are universal in those that make us uniquely human. A truly amazing book to be shared and treasured.
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dreams-n-digital, December 7, 2007 (view all comments by dreams-n-digital)
Wow. Graphic, quirky, and written in a very matter-o-fact fast paced style. It'll catch and hold your attention, funny and more than a bit shocking, like a train wreck of drama, sex, love and comedy.
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crowyhead, October 31, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
A fantastic, funny, loving book full of bike messengers, strippers, druggies, tattoos, drinking, and loads and loads of kinky queer sex. Not for the faint of heart, but even the faint of heart should read it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580050357
Publisher:
Seal Press
Location:
Seattle, Wash. :
Author:
Tea, Michelle
Subject:
General
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
Lesbians
Subject:
San francisco
Subject:
Lesbian
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Live Girls
Series Volume:
1316
Publication Date:
20000401
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 in 8 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The fast-paced account of one girl's search for love and high times in the drama-filled dyke world of San Francisco's Mission District, Valencia conveys a blend of youthful urgency and apocalyptic apathy.
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