Double Teenage

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Book*hug Press
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5.2 X 8.0 X 0.9 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author

Joni Murphy is a writer and artist originally from Las Cruces, New Mexico. Since leaving the desert she has moved between artistic communities in Canada, the U.S. and Europe, studying and making stories, sound works, performance, and theories while holding down various low wage jobs. She survives for the time being in New York. offers a window.


Praise for Double Teenage:

"Double Teenage seems like the definitive book of The Young Girl as defined by Tiqqun. It's also a definitive book about NAFTA, the Ciudad Juarez femicides, spectacular serial killings, and media's comforting lull." --Chris Kraus for The Millions

"Murphy seems to suggest this interpersonal connection that endures despite external and internalized misogyny is magic and is its own dizzying and overlapping network of survival and creation. In a culture mostly interested in the spectacle of dead girls, Double Teenage is a formally provocative counter spell to the facts of violence." --Ad?le Barclay for The Rusty Toque

"Brilliant and necessary." --Jade Colbert, The Globe and Mail

"Double Teenage is undoubtedly a feminist text, but it isn't one that offers a pretty picture of its characters overcoming male-dominated systems of power. The book ends with that cryptic line: "This is a spell for getting out of girlhood alive." Either this is Murphy's metaphor for the entire book and the instructions are hidden within its pages, or it is a nihilistic gesture to show that the systems of patriarchy are embedded so deeply within every aspect of our society that only something as impossible as magic can fix it." --Shannon Tien, Maisonneuve

..".this is a novel gesturing outwards, pointing to the world, using the world and its threads to build something new, offering structure, frameworks, where we hadn't seen such a thing before. Daring to state that girlhood is significant, even if it's a stage, and even if it's a stage." --Kerry Clare, Pickle Me This

"Joni Murphy's narrative straddles the line between a character-driven story and a treatise to be discussed, something living and breathing and something only understood from afar. There is more than one way to look at it, more than one valid formula." --Buried in Print