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The Resource Sketchtasy, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

Sketchtasy, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

Label
Sketchtasy
Title
Sketchtasy
Statement of responsibility
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sketchtasy takes place in that late-night moment when everything comes together, and everything falls apart-it's an urgent, glittering, devastating novel about the perils of queer world-making in the mid-'90s. This is Boston in 1995, a city defined by a rabid fear of difference. Alexa, an incisive twenty-one-year-old queen, faces everyday brutality with determined nonchalance. Rejecting middle-class pretensions, she negotiates past and present traumas with a scathing critique of the world. Drawn to the ecstasy of drugged-out escapades, Alexa searches for nourishment in a gay culture bonded by clubs and conformity, willful apathy, and the specter of AIDS. Is there any hope for communal care? Sketchtasy brings 1990s gay culture startlingly back to life, as Alexa and her friends grapple with the impact of growing up at a time when desire and death are intertwined. With an intoxicating voice and unruly cadence, this is a shattering, incandescent novel that conjures the pain and pageantry of struggling to imagine a future
Cataloging source
YDX
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Sycamore, Mattilda Bernstein
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay culture
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Nineteen nineties
  • Boston (Mass.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Sketchtasy, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1028209630
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781551527291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
F Sycamore ; XX-FI ; [B18BP043, #29, 4@17.95, hmh/]
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1028209630
  • (OCoLC)1028209630
Label
Sketchtasy, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1028209630
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781551527291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
F Sycamore ; XX-FI ; [B18BP043, #29, 4@17.95, hmh/]
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1028209630
  • (OCoLC)1028209630

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