". . . a queer gem of a book... wonderful, literary, sexy, funny . . , by turns mystifying, hilarious, admirable, and always hard to put down . . ."
Vera is one of CURVE Magazine's
We're not in 1999 anymore. Vera has finally come out.
It's kinky. It's trans. And when he/she/it/we/they first made the rounds, the publishing world
thought Vera sizzled too much to take a chance on it.
Pocket Books rejected Vera for being "too literary, on one hand, and too sexy on the other," while Clifford Chase calls it, "A new kind of novel: a love story of ideas, a lyrical romp, a faux mystery with genuine heart.”
Part Don Quixote bubbling dreamer, part reckless detective, the narrator of Vera pilots her way through a murky urban terrain, in search of love and answers. What she discovers, in a 1990’s San Francisco stuck somewhere between AIDS and 9/11, is not what she set out to find.
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Witness Vera's Dazzling Rejections
Absolutely superb, sexy, captivating . . . W.W. Norton & Company