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Black Wave

Black Wave

"Michelle Tea's 'metaliterary' novel crosses and mixes genres to create a gritty yet bittersweet end-of-the-world tale: part sci-fi climate apocalypse dystopia; part novel about a sex, drugs, and poetry; part ethnography of L.A.'s 1990s queer scene; part thinly-veiled fictionalized memoir; part love story about being alone.

Tea gently takes you by the hand and slowly leads you from a world clearly recognizable as our own into a dreamy otherworld. She writes a beautiful homage to the futures that could have been but never will, and a nostalgic obituary for our planet, our society, and the missed chances with which we must come to terms. Black Wave will soothe your soul even as it confronts the horrors of modern isolation and the existential anxieties that keep each of us up at night."

Maddie C.

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Author Michelle Tea
Publisher Amethyst Editions
Publication Date 2016-09-13
Section Fiction / New Titles - Paperback / All Staff Suggestions / Fiction Suggestions / Maddie C.
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781558619395

Desperate to quell her addiction to drugs, disastrous romance, and nineties San Francisco, Michelle heads south for 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 sprawling and meta-textual exploration to complement her promises of maturity and responsibility. But as she tries to make queer love and art without succumbing to self-destructive vice, 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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