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Our Lady of Perpetual Realness

Writer
Cason Sharpe
Date
2017
Publisher
Metatron
Format
Artists' Books
ISBN
978-1-988355-09-2
Size
12 × 16.5 × 0.4 cm
Length
66 pp
Description

Two teenagers shoot amateur porn. Coworkers pool hop after dark. A call centre employee scrambles to keep their shitty job. Sweetheart tries something new in order to pay rent. A group of friends get stoned and go to the movies. Did you hear about the drag BBQ on Saturday? Everyone’s going to be there, and everyone’s going to bring an amazing look.

Set in the twin backdrops of Toronto and Montreal, Our Lady of Perpetual Realness is a glimpse into the lives of contemporary queer youth. Equal parts wry and tender, these six stories follow young, gay men of colour through the confusing, bleak, and often humorous aspects of their day-to-day lives as they struggle to discover the world and their place within it.

Cason Sharpe is a writer born and raised in Toronto and currently living in Montreal. He has a BA from Concordia University in Political Science, Creative Writing, and Sexuality Studies. He is the recipient of The Renée Vautelet Prize for Political Science. His fiction and criticism has appeared in C Magazine, GUTS, LESTE, Matrix, Cosmonauts Avenue, Bad Nudes, Alien She Zine, Spectra Journal, and Queer Codes: A Journal of Art History. He is the web coordinator for carte blanche and one half of the podcast TwoHungryChildren.

Cover design by Fraser Wrighte

Softcover, perfect-bound, b/w
First edition, second printing

  1. Our Lady of Perpetual Realness
 

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