The Skin Team, Jordaan Mason

The Skin Team

Jordaan Mason

Publisher: Magic Helicopter Press
PubDate: 6/1/2013
ISBN: 9780984140640
Price: $15.00
Temporarily Out of Stock
Pages: 200
SKU #: F19E

Fiction. LGBT Studies. There's been a fire at the Power Company Building. A vomit of lightbulbs. A compass recovered from the stomach, pointing to True North. Teams of boys in the woods get lost and forget their colors. Girls gather in the park, trying to remember what songs to sing. But the horses are too sick to bet on and a map is not the territory. Three skins convulse, three bodies converge. A sickness is shared between a girl and a boy and a boy and a river. Jordaan Mason's debut novel, THE SKIN TEAM, is a story of mesmerized violence and the shape shifting between love and sex and the singing that happens when the power goes out.

"Reading THE SKIN TEAM, you would never suspect how difficult it is to write even fairly about such things, much less with Jordaan Mason's radiant emotional grace and super-deft detailing and flawless style. This novel is something very rare, and it's about as beautiful as fiction can ever be."—Dennis Cooper

Author City: TORONTO, ON CAN

Jordaan Mason is a filmmaker, musician, and writer. Their writing has appeared in UNSAID, The Scrambler, Everyday Genius, NOÖ Journal, and red lightbulbs. They live in Toronto with their husband and their cats.

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