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Nevada
     

Nevada

by Imogen Binnie
 

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Nevada is the darkly comedic story of Maria Griffiths, a young trans woman living in New York City and trying to stay true to her punk values while working retail. When she finds out her girlfriend has lied to her, the world she thought she'd carefully built for herself begins to unravel, and Maria sets out on a journey that will most certainly change her forever.

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Nevada is the darkly comedic story of Maria Griffiths, a young trans woman living in New York City and trying to stay true to her punk values while working retail. When she finds out her girlfriend has lied to her, the world she thought she'd carefully built for herself begins to unravel, and Maria sets out on a journey that will most certainly change her forever.

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Publishers Weekly
This debut, the first novel from a new indie press dedicated to publishing transgender narratives, tells the story of Maria Griffiths, a 29-year-old trans woman. When Maria learns that her girlfriend Steph may have cheated, she makes decisions about not only the relationship, but also herself, grappling with her history and identity. After she’s fired from her Manhattan bookstore job, Maria borrows/steals Steph’s car, buys a bunch of heroin, and hits the road to ponder gender, heteronormativity, and social conditioning, reminding herself that a lifetime of emotional repression does not dissipate at the moment of transition. In Star City, Nev., Maria meets James, a young man questioning his own gender and sexuality, and invites him to accompany her to Reno. Throughout, she indulges in long inner monologues, soliloquies that quickly grow tiresome. There’s something immature about Maria and something pat about her thinking. Neither James nor the reader ultimately stands to learn much from spending time in her company. (Apr.)
Library Journal
06/01/2016
Maria Griffiths, a punk trans woman living in Brooklyn, is struggling with her girlfriend and her job. After losing both, she takes a road trip to the West Coast and encounters a teenager questioning his own gender. Written in stream of consciousness style, this novel is wry, hilarious, and smart.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983242239
Publisher:
Topside Press
Publication date:
03/11/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
262
Sales rank:
277,489
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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