Black Wave

November 10, 2017 - Comment

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

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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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Comments

Lauren Sanders says:

I HEART Black Wave Black Wave is a masterpiece. A free-wheeling, dystopian chronicle of recovery, books and working in bookstores, sex with Matt Dillon, LA, gay teens, and the end of the world. Yes, we get some of the same wonderful descriptions of queer misfits and mayhem we’ve come to expect from Michelle (the fact that there are now Michelle Tea imitators out there is indeed a sincere form of flattery—before her lesbian fiction was surely less colorful, less hip, less outlandish, less sad and hilarious at the…

Violetta Starr says:

So smart, funny One of the most provocative, hilarious, and engaging books I’ve read this year. Tea situates our current crisis retroactively in the ’90s, making visible the environmental/political crisis that we only now can fully see. So smart, funny, and distressing! A beach read for our era of closed, contaminated beaches.

bluejeans says:

Matt Dillon I waited and waited and waited for this book to come out and of course as expected, it was perfect. True to Michelle’s dirty queer punk form it was magical and weird and great. I can never get enough of her writing.

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