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Da Capo Press, Apr 15, 2008 - Fiction - 216 pages
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. Michelle Tea records a year lived in a world of girls: there's knife-wielding Marta, 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.

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User Review  - sumariotter - LibraryThing

I read this before and hated it--probably in 2002. I read it again for book club and this time noticed how well it is written. I still have trouble relating to the narrator. Even at my most self ... Read full review


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The eponymous lesbian heroine of Tea's Valencia lives in a dirty San Franciscan haze of cigarettes, cheap beer, hip fashion, and girlfriend after girlfriend. As she moves from one confused affair to ... Read full review

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