The Newly Tattooed's Guide to Aftercare


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$21.99  $20.45
Running Wild Press
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5.51 X 8.5 X 0.47 inches | 0.58 pounds
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About the Author

Aliza Dube was raised in Deep River, CT. She graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington in 2018 with a BFA in Creative Writing and a BS in Elementary Education. Shortly after this book ends, Aliza met her husband. They now live in Eastern Kansas with their black cat and their infant son. This is Aliza's first book.


"An unapologetic and engaging tale of a young woman self-combusting into adulthood." -- Kirkus Reviews

"At times dark and profane, at times lyrical and tender, Aliza Dube's heartbreaking memoir, THE NEWLY TATTOOED'S GUIDE TO AFTERCARE traces a tangled path through the female body -- its potential and its pain. Dube explores love and sex with a voice that's fresh, frank, and raucous, and ultimately arrives at the kind of redemption that is only given to the fallen. You should read this book" -- Jeffrey Thomson -- author and poet

"'The Newly Tattooed's Guide' is a sort of handbook for the lost, an anthem for the unapologetic, and is a tourniquet for even the most painful of pasts.

Among the poignant details of a life spent running from a sordid adolescence of religious beliefs conditioned by family, the struggle with intimacy, contemporary relationships and sexuality, and the same ghosts that strangely become fragments of a home, is this: an honest and frank reflection of the inevitable turmoil that emerges when a woman reclaims her autonomy.

This story turns a young woman's contemporary "love story" on its head and makes it yearn for better language. Every sentence is a hard-hammered nail, every word a menacing truth. Dube writes with a careful humor and striking humility that draws from the past and sinks, hauntingly, into fresh skin." -- Olivia Cyr, Author