Gay Girl Prayers

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$19.95  $18.55
Brick Books
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5.6 X 8.5 X 0.3 inches | 0.25 pounds

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About the Author
Emily Austin currently resides in Ottawa/the territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation. She is the author of the novel, Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead, which was longlisted for The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, shortlisted for the Amazon First Novel Award, and a finalist for the Ottawa Book Award. She studied Library Sciences, English Literature, and Religious Studies at King's University College and Western University.

"Gay Girl Prayers offers a template for queer resistance to religious doctrine in revised Bible verses. Emily Austin has forged an unholy hymnal, a book of praise songs that shuck off stuffy Christian constraints to embrace instead unrepentant joy. She redefines Heaven not as a place for the puritanical, but rather a series of intimate moments between queer girls ?who take lamps to one another's bed chambers' and reimagines, through erotic apocrypha, divinity inclusive of ?the curious? the closeted? the butches? the femmes? bisexuals, pansexuals? all queer trans people.? Gay Girl Prayers is a renunciation of orthodoxy, a proclamation of queer solidarity, and a celebration of self-love."
?Evelyn Berry, author of Grief Slut and Buggery

"Emily Austin's debut book of poems is the most inventive and hilarious collection I've come across in years. Gay Girl Prayers manages to be both cohesive and innovative in form. I wanted to run a highlighter over so many lines, feeling both moved and delighted by this epic translation and reclamation project. It's both fun and challenging, my favourite kind of text."
?Zoe Whittall, author of The Fake and The Best Kind of People