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  - Citizenjoyce - LibraryThing

Michelle Tea writes of life as a high school goth and punk groupie, black clothes, white face, black gooped up eyes, big hair - her friends felt betrayed when she started wearing color. Lots of ... Read full review

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User Review  - heatherheartsbooks - LibraryThing

This book was good, and I loved her use of language. Very funky and lyrical, rather reminescent of Francesca Lia Block. However, I felt disconnected on several occasions, like something was missing. Read full review


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