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Fourteen-year-old Trisha Driscoll is a gender-blurring, self-described loner whose family expects nothing of her. While her mother lies on the couch in a hypochondriac haze and her sister aspires to be on The Real World, Trisha struggles to find her own place among the neon signs, theme restaurants, and cookie-cutter chain stores of her hometown.
After being hired and abruptly fired from the most popular clothing shop at the local mall, Trisha befriends a chain-smoking misfit named Rose, and her life shifts into manic overdrive. A “postmillennial, class-adjusted My So-Called Life” (Publishers Weekly), Rose of No Man’s Land is brimming with snarky observations and soulful musings on contemporary teenage America.
About the Author
MICHELLE TEA is the author of Valencia, The Chelsea Whistle, and Rent Girl. She lives in San Francisco.
PRAISE FOR ROSE OF NO MAN’S LAND
"Rose [of No Man’s Land] is balls-out from the start . . . Not for the faint of heart, Tea’s writing is raw, funny, and tragic, but never forced. A-."—Entertainment Weekly (Editor’s Choice)
"It made me entirely happy to be alive . . . This book is deliriously true. To its author I say: You brought the female inside out. It’s such an incredible act. It feels like a first time . . . What a miracle of a book."—BookForum