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Sarah (Paperback)

J.T. Leroy

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Paperback. Sarah never admits that she's his mother, but the beautiful boy has watched her survive as a lot lizard: a prostitute working the West Virginia truck stops. Desperate to win her love, he d.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 160 pages. 0.154. Bookseller Inventory # 9781472152589

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Title: Sarah (Paperback)

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Paperback

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The national bestselling first novel by a virtuosic young talent.
Cherry Vanilla, twelve years old with a penchant for short leather skirts and make-up, has one dream: to become the most famous 'lot lizard', or truck stop whore, in the business. With his blond curls and his naked ambition he is determined to be more woman than most, and to match his idol, rival, and mother, Sarah. Adopting her name and sex, he heads off into the dangerous and fantastic worlds pocketed away in the West Virginian wilds. On his journey for fame he meets with sinister pimps, luck-restoring Jack-a-lopes, superstitious prostitutes who take him for a saint, and a host of bizarre and beautiful outcasts that make up his unusual, heartbreaking world.

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"Sarah is weird, darkly funny and haunting. JT LeRoy has a gift, to be able to articulate his world so clearly and astringently, with grace and humor, but without glossing over the pain and brutality of it."--Suzanne Vega

"J.T. LeRoy's Sarah is a revelation. It makes you realize how overused words like original and inspired have become. LeRoy's writing has a passion, economy, emotional depth, and lyric beauty so authentic that it seems to bypass every shopworn standard we've learned to expect of contemporary fiction. This is a novel gripped by an intense, gorgeous, yet strangely refined imagination, and its experience is unforgettable."--Dennis Cooper, author of All Ears
"This book glows with perverse imagination and linguistic prowess. It hypnotized me. I couldn't help entering its magical world or surrendering to its desperate, comic characters. These truckers, their prostitutes and their pimps are on hilariously ruthless survival trips, but even so, they are full of humanity. The protagonist is a brilliant, resourceful adolescent set adrift in a world of grifters, and he is unforgettably touching and poetic."--Bruce Benderson, author of James Bidgood
"Like a cross between Nathanial West and Mark Twain, drunk out of their minds and collaborating on Charlie's Angel's meets The Headless Horseman--Sarah is a wildly comic tour de force and a brilliant debut."--Mary Gaitskill, author of Two Girls, Fat and Thin
"I am profoundly impressed by this amazing, absolutely brilliant new young writer, this J.T. LeRoy. His first novel is one of the most beautiful, shocking, disturbing pieces of fiction I've seen years. You won't believe it until you've read it. It makes Bastard Out of Carolina seem like a day at the beach. But like that book, it too is crafted from careful, perfect language and buoyed up by a spirit so strong as to draw tears from my eyes."-Lewis Nordan, author of Lightning Song
"Jeremy LeRoy writes like Flannery O'Conner tied to the bed and plied with angel dust. Sarah is an exhilarating, hysterical and beautifully written disturbing novel. Whatever young LeRoy had to live through to write a book like this, we're lucky he's here. An off-the-map brilliant, brutally funny debut...'--Jerry Stahl, author of Perv: A Love Story and Permanent Midnight

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