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Imogen Binnie

(SIGNED) Nevada: A Novel

(SIGNED) Nevada: A Novel

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One of Vogue's Best Books of 2022 So Far, Buzzfeed's Summer Books You Won’t Be Able To Put DownBook Riot's Best Summer Reads for 2022, and Dazed's Queer Books to Read in 2022

"Nevada is a book that changed my life: it shaped both my worldview and personhood, making me the writer I am. And it did so by the oldest of methods, by telling a wise, hilarious, and gripping story." ―Torrey Peters, author of Detransition, Baby

A beloved and blistering cult classic and finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction finally back in print, 
Nevada follows a disaffected trans woman as she embarks on a cross-country road trip.

Maria Griffiths is almost thirty and works at a used bookstore in New York City while trying to stay true to her punk values. She’s in love with her bike but not with her girlfriend, Steph. She takes random pills and drinks more than is good for her, but doesn’t inject anything except, when she remembers, estrogen, because she’s trans. Everything is mostly fine until Maria and Steph break up, sending Maria into a tailspin, and then onto a cross-country trek in the car she steals from Steph. She ends up in the backwater town of Star City, Nevada, where she meets James, who is probably but not certainly trans, and who reminds Maria of her younger self. As Maria finds herself in the awkward position of trans role model, she realizes that she could become James’s savior―or his downfall.

One of the most beloved cult novels of our time and a landmark of trans literature, Imogen Binnie’s 
Nevada is a blistering, heartfelt, and evergreen coming-of-age story, and a punk-smeared excavation of marginalized life under capitalism. Guided by an instantly memorable, terminally self-aware protagonist―and back in print featuring a new afterword by the author―Nevada is the great American road novel flipped on its head for a new generation.

About the Author

Imogen Binnie is the author of the novel Nevada, which won the Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award and was a finalist for the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction. A writer for several television shows and a former columnist for Maximum Rocknroll, she lives in Vermont with her family.

Reviews

"A beautiful and occasionally disturbing complication of the oh-so-American trope of the cross-country road trip . . . it’s long past time for the cis reader to form a bond with the brilliance of [Binnie's] work." ―Emma Specter, Vogue

"This is hands down my favorite book of the summer . . . Binnie’s fiction has so much to say about the queer and trans experience, bodily autonomy, community, and the ways queer people process trauma." ―
David Vogel, Buzzfeed

"A funny, profane, and melancholy portrayal of trans-ness . . . the result is one of the most controversial, explosive endings in LGBTQ literature." ―
Casey Plett, Harper's Bazaar

"While it’s true that the iconoclastic beauty of Binnie’s 2013 novel lies partly in its straightforward nature―a bookstore clerk gets dumped and then fired from her job, prompting a solo sojourn out west―it also brims with uncommonly judicious insight into the emotional topography of trans bodies." ―
Michelle Hart, Electric Lit

"
Nevada is a book that changed my life: it shaped both my worldview and personhood, making me the writer I am. And it did so by the oldest of methods, by telling a wise, hilarious, and gripping story." ―Torrey Peters, author of Detransition, Baby


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