“This just absolutely rocks.”—Audrey Niffenegger
“Raunchy, funny, and disturbing.”— Chicago Reader
“Deeply charming.”— The Washington Post
A tender, joyful, raunchy, radiant novel. Imagine The Metamorphoses or A Midsummer Night’s Dream transported to the woods of Illinois. When a development company cuts down a beloved tree, and tries to drive out Raedawn Summer’s family, strange things start to happen.
|Publisher:||Small Beer Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
With her husband of twenty-six years, Jennifer Stevenson owns Hawkeye Scenic Studios, Inc., a scenery construction shop located in Chicago. Her stories have been published in a number of anthologies. "Solstice" was published as a chapbook by Green Man Review. Trash Sex Magic is Jennifer Stevenson's first novel. She is currently working on a series of romantic comedies.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Raedawn Somershoe, her mother Gelia, and several other people live in a collection of trailers along the Fox River. Theirs is a world of mud, junk piles, and mystery, as spectacular as it is shabby. In a strange world, stranger things begin to happen when land developers intrude on the riverbank. Rae's love is killed, the river goes wild, and a storm of activity drowns the area in magic and tension. This novel is not for the faint of heart. Bold in premise, it does not shy away from subjects considered taboo by many people. For those brave enough to take the journey, for anyone who ever lived in a run-down trailer, those who were ever intimate with a few wild acres in the middle of humanity's business, or those who ever had an uncomfortable moment, this is a triumphant read. For those who are easily offended, this is not for you. For those afraid to explore outside their zone of comfort, this is not for you. For those who don't want a story that will cling to their soul long after the book is shelved, this is not for you. 'Trash Sex Magic' gets five stars for bold creativity, skilled layering of characters' stories, and for the literary quality of the writing. Although a few scenes in the novel are mildly confusing for the average reader, Stevenson's work shows a brilliant insight into human nature. 'A real book is not one that's read, but one that reads us.' -W. H. Auden (1907-1973) -C.W.
Made absolutley no sense. A promiscuous girl with a penchant for men who turn into trees.