Persimmon Blackbridge Prozac Highway

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Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award

"When your car is spinning out of control heading for the guard rail, you have all the time in the world."

Losing her nerve and burning out fast, hardcore lesbian performance artist Jam has trouble coping with the outside world. Her best friend and former lover, Roz thinks Jam's losing it, big time. Her doctor thinks Prozac is the answer.

Meanwhile, Jam finds love, comfort and support from ThisIsCrazy, a talk room on the internet, where she trades messages and shards of hard-bitten wisdom about treatment and withdrawal with the likes of Fruitbat, Junior and D'isMay. Tough, funny and sexy, Prozac Highway packs a sweet punch. Think Tales of the City in cyberspace and click onto this dazzling literary breakthrough.

Persimmon Blackbridge, is a writer, performer, sculptor, cleaning lady and member of the notorious lesbian art collective, Kiss & Tell. She is the winner of the VIVA award for visual art (1991) and a Lambda literary award (with Kiss & Tell, 1995). Her previous books include an illustrated novel, Sunnybrook: A True Story with Lies (1996), and the controversial Her Tongue On My Theory (with Kiss & Tell, 1994), a collection of erotic images and analysis of lesbianism.

"A beautiful portrait ... Blackbridge writes humorous, intimate, wonderfully restrained prose perfectly attuned to her narrator's vivid inner life ... a tour be force."?Publishers Weekly

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Prozac Highway is the story of Jam, a fortysomething Canadian performance artist who makes her living as a cleaning lady, makes her love over the Internet, and makes up her own definitions of sanity. By using an engaging first-person narrative voice and excerpts from e-mail love letters, Persimmon Blackbridge tells a sad, funny story and in the process questions the definition of self in today's cyberworld. Is the true Jam a harried cleaning lady, a sexy, witty Internet paramour, or a lesbian Everywoman who is burnt out on love, work, and romance? Blackbridge's gift, as demonstrated both in Prozac Highway and in her previous book, Sunnybrook: A True Tale with Lies, is to turn our murkiest, most serious concerns into engaging, intelligent fiction.

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Blackbridge (Sunnybrook: A Story with Lies; Kiss & Tell) has much in common with her creation, Jam, a middle-aged lesbian performance artist/cleaning lady/psychiatric survivor stuck in a rut in Vancouver's trendy East End. When she is not bickering with her ex-lover over their next collaborative sex piece, Jam is playing computer games or corresponding with kindred spirits on ThisIsCrazy, a listserv for mental-health outpatients. Blackbridge, who like Jam is on the fringe of any community she's a part of, describes the strange kind of fame that comes from being well-known in a subculture, bringing to life the colliding--and frequently overlapping--worlds of lesbians, artists, net communities, and self-proclaimed "crazies" with acerbic wit. Jam and her fellow survivors are smart, funny, and excruciatingly self-aware. Highly recommended for all collections.
-Ina Rimpau, Newark P.L., NJ
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