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Valencia (book; 2000)
By Michelle Tea
San Francisco's Michelle Tea is THE most vital writer of her generation, one of the few people from our era they'll still be studying 100 years from now, and in Valencia she is at the absolute top of her game. Dirty, shocking, subversive, with an embracing of a complex sexuality and lifestyle that needs no apologies, Tea's work has a good chance of permanently changing your life after being exposed to it or at least getting you looking at the "war of the sexes" in an entirely new way. Highly recommended.
Out of 10: 9.9