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Author(s): Michelle Tea

Location(s): San Francisco

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern



Valencia is the fast-paced account of one girl’s search for love and high times in the drama-filled dyke world of San Francisco’s Mission District. Michelle Tea records a year lived in a world of girls: there’s knife-wielding Marta, who introduces Michelle to a new world of radical sex: Willa, Michelle’s tormented poet-girlfriend: Iris, the beautiful boy-dyke who ran away from the South in a dust cloud of drama: and Iris’s ex, Magdalena Squalor, to whom Michelle turns when Iris breaks her heart.

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You might have thought this novel was set in Spain. But it is most definitely set in San Francisco. Funny at times, self indulgent, a look into the lesbian scene of the city –...

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