Black Lawrence Press

Breaking Points

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Title: Breaking Points
Author: Stickle, Chelsea
ISBN: 9781625570192
Publisher: Black Lawrence Press
Published: 2021
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: New
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Fiction 1281940

Publisher Description:

Fiction. LGBTQIA Studies. Women's Studies. In thirteen slick; innovative; and gut-wrenching flashes; the young women and girls in BREAKING POINTS; the debut chapbook from Chelsea Stickle; hit the walls around them--walls constructed by family; friends; significant others; and insidious cultural perils. Stranger danger doesn't disappear when you start wearing a push-up bra; notes one of Stickle's pre-teen narrators when confronted by a leering threat that will forever sever her path from that of her best friend. In How to Make Stock with Thanksgiving Leftovers; a queer young woman takes us through a wry recipe for boiling turkey stock and raging against small-minded relatives and the traumas they inflict.

Written in the style of a classic glossy magazine personality quiz; How Mature Are You?: A Quiz provides whip-smart A; B; C responses to situations such as: When that bitch in your book club calls you a space cadet then furnishes the reader with irreverent; pull-no-punches results. This is a collection as darkly humorous as it is heartbreaking and disquieting. Within Stickle's thirteen walled worlds; some will break; some adapt; and others soar. Pushed to the breaking point; none escape unscathed.