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By Michelle Tea


ISBN 9781558619395, 1558619399
Trade Paperback | 320 pages

It's 1999—and Michelle's world is ending. A dreamlike and dystopian meditation on sobriety, adulthood, and the weird obligations of storytelling.


This metaliterary end-of-the-world novel is "a Gen-X queer girl's version of the bohemian counter-canon" (New York Times).
Desperate to quell her addiction to drugs and alcohol, disastrous romance, and nineties San Francisco, Michelle heads south to LA But soon it’s officially announced that the world will end in one year, and life in the sprawling metropolis becomes increasingly weird.
While living in an abandoned bookstore, dating Matt Dillon, and keeping an eye on the encroaching apocalypse, Michelle begins a new novel, a meta-textual exploration to complement her vows to embrace maturity and responsibility. But as she tries to make queer love and art without succumbing to self-destructive impulses, the boundaries between storytelling and everyday living begin to blur, and Michelle wonders how much she’ll have to compromise her artistic process if she’s going to properly ride out doomsday.

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