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Slack Pussy Session 2: The Tiger Flu (2018) by Larissa Lai

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Slack Pussy Session 2: The Tiger Flu (2018) by Larissa Lai. Recommended by Jordy Rosenberg.

We invited Jordy Rosenberg to choose the next book in the chain, and he recommended Larissa Lai’s queer sci-fi novel The Tiger Flu (2018).

This is what Rosenberg has to say:

“Masterful, breathtaking, fucking genius work of fantasy-tinged lesbian feminist sci-fi that is also and inescapably poetry. Unsurprising, because Lai is also a highly lauded poet (I loved her Automaton Biographies). This book is so expert at summoning an imaginative world of lesbian-feminist near future collectives, technology-that-is-so-omnipresent-and-totalizing-that-it-becomes-both-weather-and-crumbling-infrastructure-at-the-same-time, and a revolutionary stand against corporate pharma, that it manages to capture you from the first sentence, and for this reason The Tiger Flu is equally a lesson in how to write (I’ve perseverated on the first two pages for great lengths of time, trying to map out a blueprint of Lai’s writing technique to derive lessons from it) and a captivating meteor of a story.”

We have scanned the first four chapters, but please buy the book if you can.

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Date:
December 12
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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