The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America (Paperback)

By Michelle Tea

Semiotext(e), 9781570270741, 192pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 1998

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Paperback (8/17/2007)

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"Passionate Mistakes" helped catapult the nascent queer girl culture of San Francisco's Mission district to the world. The novel charts the turbulent adventures of one girl in America as she moves from Boston's teenage goth world to whoring in New Age Tucson before finally arriving in San Francisco's dyke underground.Honest, sarcastic, lyrical and direct, Tea's writing is possibly the most literate and sophisticated treatment of underground dyke culture ever written and circulated. She is a reincarnation of when Jill Johnston used to be cool.