Valencia

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.

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$16.00 USD
May 2008
216 pages
5.5" x 8.25"
Second Edition
Trade Paper Original

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ISBN: 9781580052382

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ISBN: 9780786750849

Valencia

By Michelle Tea

$16.00 USD, Trade Paper Original, May 2008

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. Through a string of narrative moments, 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. Valencia conveys a blend of youthful urgency and apocalyptic apathy.

About Michelle Tea

Michelle Tea is the author of four memoirs, including the Lambda-winning Valencia and the illustrated Rent Girl. Her novel, Rose of No Man’s Land, was declared “impossible to put down” by People Magazine. Her writing has been published in The Believer, Best American Erotica, Best American Non-Required Reading, and The Outlaw Bible of American Literature. She was voted Best Local Writer 2006 by both the San Francisco Weekly and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Tea is a founder of all-girl performance happening Sister Spit, and Artistic Director of Radar Productions, a nonprofit that stages underground, queer-centric literary events in the Bay Area and beyond.