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Why can’t I live right now. Because I am not rich, I am not a saint. But I do know this: not all of us were sent here to work.

The first published novel of legendary poet and performer Eileen Myles follows a queer female growing up in working-class Boston, straining against the institutions that hold her: family, Catholic school, jobs at a camp, at a nursing home, at a school for developmentally disabled adult males. Free-ranging and deadpan, tragic and joyful, this is a book about women, gender, class, bodies, escape, and what it means to be “inside.”

Never more relevant, and now with an introduction by Chris Kraus.

“A cult figure to a generation of post-punk females forming their own literary avant-garde.” ―The New York Times

Author: Eileen Myles
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
Pages: 208pp
Size: 6 x 9
Notes: paperback
Release Date: April 11, 2017
ISBN: 978-1619029170