Black Wave

By Michelle Tea
Read by Michelle Tea

10.28 Hours 03/07/2017 unabridged
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Desperate to quell her addiction to drugs, disastrous romance, and nineties San Francisco, Michelle heads south for LA. But soon it’s officially announced that the world will end in one year, and life in the sprawling metropolis becomes increasingly weird. While living in an abandoned bookstore, dating Matt Dillon, and keeping an eye on the encroaching apocalypse, Michelle begins a new novel, a sprawling and meta-textual exploration to complement her promises of maturity and responsibility. But as she tries to make queer love and art without succumbing to self-destructive vice, the boundaries between storytelling and everyday living begin to blur, and Michelle wonders how much she’ll have to compromise her artistic process if she’s going to properly ride out doomsday.

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Summary

Summary

Desperate to quell her addiction to drugs, disastrous romance, and nineties San Francisco, Michelle heads south for LA. But soon it’s officially announced that the world will end in one year, and life in the sprawling metropolis becomes increasingly weird.

While living in an abandoned bookstore, dating Matt Dillon, and keeping an eye on the encroaching apocalypse, Michelle begins a new novel, a sprawling and meta-textual exploration to complement her promises of maturity and responsibility. But as she tries to make queer love and art without succumbing to self-destructive vice, the boundaries between storytelling and everyday living begin to blur, and Michelle wonders how much she’ll have to compromise her artistic process if she’s going to properly ride out doomsday.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A biting, sagacious, and delightfully dark metaliterary novel about finding your way in a world on fire.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Tea paints a terrific portrait, but her great gift is how she makes readers look more closely at themselves.” Library Journal
“A love letter to literature’s lasting power and the ability of writing to save one’s future…If the world is going to end, then Tea’s way out isn’t so bad.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Black Wave is a rollicking triumph.” Maggie Nelson, author of The Argonauts
Black Wave amps [Michelle’s] uniquely seductive whirl of ugliness, hilarity, and brainy, sexy, revelry to produce a work with the centripetal pull of a maelstrom.” Heidi Julavits, The Uses of Enchantment
“A radically honest and scary book. And trust me, it’s a bloody and wonderful place Michelle has spun, fantastic, dark, and entirely awake.” Eileen Myles, Chelsea Girls

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Author

Author Bio: Michelle Tea

Michelle Tea is the author of several books, the founder of literary nonprofit RADAR Productions, the cocreator of Sister Spit, and the curator of Amethyst Editions, a collaboration with the Feminist Press.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 10.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English