Like Son

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Product Details
Akashic Books
Publish Date
5.02 X 8.14 X 0.86 inches | 0.63 pounds

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About the Author
Felicia Luna Lemus is the author of the novel Trace Elements of Random Tea Parties (FSG) and her writing has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including A Fictional History of the United States, With Huge Chunks Missing (Akashic). She currently teaches writing at The New School University. She lives in the East Village of Manhattan.

Finalist for the 2008 Ferro-Grumley Awards for LGBT Fiction

"Felicia Luna Lemus's fresh yet plain-spoken prose roots us in today's sad and sweeping chaos, as hope, love, and wild myth propel her unique characters into an unknown future. Like Son is a sweet song of a story."

-Michelle Tea, author of Rose of No Man's Land

"Like Son moves on the wings of a soulful, visceral kind of androgyny. Old men, young men, hot girls-all step forward and sing from their stuttering hearts. Like Son is one terrific read."

-Eileen Myles, author of Cool for You

"Like Son is revelatory: a truly original exploration of the complex relationships that shape a wonderfully complicated protagonist. This is intimate storytelling of the best kind."

-Joe Meno, author of Hairstyles of the Damned

"Felicia Luna Lemus is a literary alchemist: She combines words that you never before thought could exist in the same sentence. She breaks all the rules and makes you wonder why you thought there were any. But enough about her style . . . The characters in Like Son are truly original creations-it would take a heart of stone not to love them."

-Vendela Vida, author of Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name

"Felicia Luna Lemus's Like Son is a love story that, like a psychic's trick, leaves nothing unbent: not gender, not culture north and south of the border, not time, or friendship, not even love itself. Don't try to understand how it happens; just watch, and be amazed."

-Paul La Farge, author of Haussmann, or the Distinction