Maggie Terry


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$17.95  $16.69
Feminist Press
Publish Date
5.5 X 7.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at CUNY, Sarah Schulman's honors and awards include a Guggenheim in Playwriting and a Fulbright in Judaic Studies. A well-known literary chronicler of the marginalized and subcultural, Schulman's fiction has focused on queer urban life for thirty years. She is the author of several books; recent works include The Gentrification of the Mind, Conflict Is Not Abuse, and the novel The Cosmopolitans. Her plays and films have been seen at Playwrights Horizons, the Berlin Film Festival, and the Museum of Modern Art. An AIDS historian, Schulman is cofounder of the ACT UP Oral History Project.


"Traversing the personal to the sociopolitical, Schulman's latest offers a strikingly rich portrait of lesbian identity." --Lambda Literary Review

"A vivid depiction of Maggie [Terry]'s addiction, punctuated by the gritty New York City setting." --Publishers Weekly

"A sprawling exploration of New York nostalgia, police brutality, addiction memoir, and queer love, with a mystery as the cherry on top." --Kirkus Reviews

"A classic Schulman tale that's as much murder mystery as it is a grimly funny comment on our semi-dystopian moment." --Lambda Legal

"Sarah Schulman's startling brilliance and wry humor is everything." --Jacqueline Woodson, author of Another Brooklyn

"Maggie Terry is the most beautiful, most bitter, most sweet, and all around best detective novel I've read in years. This book has depth and vision to spare. Precise, insightful, heartbreaking, and page turning--read this book, now." --Sara Gran, author of Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead

"Clear-eyed and beautifully written, Maggie Terry is classic Schulman. She flenses and dissects the human condition, weighs every organ--how we connect, what forms the beating heart of a community--then magically breathes life back into the husk and helps it rise, reborn." --Nicola Griffith, author of So Lucky

"Inventive, boundary pushing, and absolutely electric, Maggie Terry centers women and queerness in the most exciting way, within a story you'll never want to stop reading." --Jill Soloway, creator of Transparent

"Entirely original and mixing many genres, this book is about imagining a way forward when there seems to be no way at all." --Kaitlyn Greenidge, author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman

"Ex-cop Maggie Terry draws us inside the greatest mystery of all--herself--in a reverberating story of our times. Sarah Schulman is at the top of her very considerable powers in this deeply humane novel. It is profoundly, just stunningly good." --Katherine V. Forrest, author of High Desert

"Sarah Schulman's Maggie Terry is a page-turning murder mystery, yes. Yet what makes it so compelling and unique is the story of Maggie herself--a lovesick recovering addict, grieving for her former life and for a New York City that's now unfamiliar to her. In this context, Maggie's search for the killer, plus her own redemption, becomes something altogether more than a whodunit. Ultimately, Maggie Terry is a psychological portrait of a woman trying to make her way back from the edge, and an inspiring one at that." --Danny Caine, The Raven Book Store