Lambda Literary Online Book Club

Welcome to Lambda Literary’s online book club. This book club will highlight a different lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender book each month. The books selected will be a heady mix of LGBT classics, unheralded gems, and buzz-worthy new releases.

We’d also love to hear your suggestions for upcoming selections or comments on the club in general. E-mail William at wjohnson@lambdaliterary.org.

This month’s selection is Black Wave by Michelle Tea:

It’s 1999—and Michelle’s world is ending.

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.

Enjoy and remember: reading is fundamental 

Black Wave
By Michelle Tea
The Feminist Press
Paperback, 9781558619395, pp.320
September 2016

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