The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America

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Semiotexte, 1998 - Fiction - 185 pages
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Passionate Mistakes helped catapult the nascent queer girl culture of San Francisco's Mission district to the world. The novel charts the turbulent adventures of one girl in America as she moves from Boston's teenage goth world to whoring in New Age Tucson before finally arriving in San Francisco’s dyke underground.

Honest, sarcastic, lyrical and direct, Tea's writing is possibly the most literate and sophisticated treatment of underground dyke culture ever written and circulated. She is a reincarnation of when Jill Johnston used to be cool.

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User Review  - Rebecca Lau - Goodreads

This book could have been better if Michelle Tea had talent for writing or even proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation. However I am a sucker for gritty poverty porn so I picked up Valencia immediately. Read full review

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User Review  - Mara - Goodreads

The very best of Michelle Tea starts with her first work. Never has she been able to truly capture her ragtag, unedited, juicy, straight from memory to zine, writing style since this first book (well ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Michelle Tea is the prolific author of the Lambda Award-winning "Valencia, " the graphic novel "Rent Girl, " the "inspired queer bildungsroman" Rose of No Man's Land, and other books. She was a 1999 recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award for fiction. Her critically acclaimed books have appeared on "books of the year" lists in publications ranging from the "Voice Literary Supplement" to the "San Francisco Chronicle." She lives in San Francisco.

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