Fiction. LGBTQIA Studies. Loie Rawding's debut novel is a prismatic journey into the depths of one young person's chaotic psychic and physical awakening. Part fiction, part poetry, part cabaret, Rawding sketches a surreal world that is at once historical and hauntingly modern; a place where to deep dive into love can save, and to stay silent will most certainly destroy.
"The reader surges along on a sparkling current of daring language and insightful structural play, carried into overlapping landscapes of sexuality and history, love and isolation, and form and feeling, always eddying back to the wondrous, grief-laden mystery of embodiment."—Joseph Scapellato
"It's a book of flesh-filled phantoms singing in pornosophical chorus. Their song will leave you silky, limp-lidded, stained, and strangely sated."—Joanna Ruocco
Loie Rawding grew up on the coast of Maine. Her personal work exists as hybrid monster, a cocktail of prose and poetry that focuses on her lived experience and the subconscious or fantasy spaces in which she feels protected and strong. She studied theater and writing at Emerson College and Pace University. In 2013, she moved to Boulder to pursue an MFA in Fiction at the University of Colorado. While studying, she taught undergraduate courses and served as Fiction Editor, then Art Editor, of Timber Journal. In the spring of 2016, she received her degree, completed a novel, and gave birth to twins. In September 2017, Loie moved with her family to Nashville, Tennessee where she is pursuing new projects and advocating for women and children. For three years, she has served as a Teaching Artist at The Porch Writers Collective.Author City: NASHVILLE, TN USA