The Subtweet

Vivek Shraya (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$24.95  $22.95
Publisher
ECW Press
Publish Date
April 07, 2020
Pages
248
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781770415836
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About the Author

Vivek Shraya is an artist whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, literature, visual art, theater, and film. Her bestselling book I'm Afraid of Men was heralded by Vanity Fair as "cultural rocket fuel," and her album with Queer Songbook Orchestra, Part-Time Woman, was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize. She is one half of the music duo Too Attached and the founder of the publishing imprint VS. Books. A five-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, Vivek has also received honors from the Writers' Trust of Canada and the Publishing Triangle. She is a director on the board of the Tegan and Sara Foundation and an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Calgary.

Reviews

"The Subtweet takes the topic of online life and allows it to become simply part of the lives of its fully human, complex characters. What emerges is a deeply moving tale about the relationships between artists and friends. Biting and beautiful, it's written with heart by an essential voice." -- Jonny Sun, author of Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too

"So engaging. I can't think of anything I've read that has captured Twitter culture so well. There is something special in this book that really touches on the absurdity and pressure of social media and art. I couldn't put it down." -- Sara Quin, of Tegan and Sara

"The Subtweet is a smart, funny, incisive, heart-crushing interrogation of art, race, friendship, social media, and the music industry. These characters and their self-destructive self-doubt are compelling, real, and vivid. I wanted to live-tweet my reading because I'm just obsessed." -- Andrea Warner, author of Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography

"A subtle mystery -- it captures the adrenaline-filled strange alienation and over-visibility of social media, the sedimentations of racism, and the vicissitudes of female friendship. This is a literary novel as well as a hyper-contemporary one. I literally gasped." -- Erin Wunker, author of Notes from a Feminist Killjoy