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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library SF POR (Text) 33500013200522 New Checked out 10/09/2020
Moorhead Public Library SF POR (Text) 33500013200530 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781641290869
  • ISBN: 1641290862
  • Physical Description: 203 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Soho, [2020]

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"Trina Goldberg-Oneka is a fifty-year-old trans woman whose life is irreversibly altered in the wake of a gentle-but nonetheless world-changing-invasion by an alien entity called The Seep. Through The Seep, everything is connected. Capitalism falls, hierarchies and barriers are broken down; if something can be imagined, it is possible. Trina and her wife, Deeba, live blissfully under The Seep's utopian influence-until Deeba begins to imagine what it might be like to be reborn as a baby, which will give her the chance at an even better life. Using Seeptech to make this dream a reality, Deeba moves on to a new existence, leaving Trina devastated. Heartbroken and deep into an alcoholic binge, Trina follows a lost boy she encounters, embarking on an unexpected quest. In her attempt to save him from The Seep, she will confront not only one of its most avid devotees, but the terrifying void that Deeba has left behind. A strange new elegy of love and loss, The Seep explores grief, alienation, and the ache of moving on"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #2
    *Starred Review* Porter's first novel opens with a young couple hosting a lavish dinner party amidst an announced alien invasion. The alien entity and its connected cosmic network are collectively called the Seep. Unlike the terror one might imagine from an extraterrestrial encroachment, the Seep creates the opposite, Utopia. When humans come into contact with the Seep—the effects of which mimic the sensation of being drugged—they experience benevolence and serenity. Many decades of this feel-good sensibility create a perfect world devoid of war, famine, illness, and even fear of death. Humans, unencumbered by the drudgery of life, become free to explore any passion or idiosyncrasy. People have the power to modify themselves to truly reflect what they desire; they can sprout horns, grow wings, or even start over and literally become a baby. Trina, a transgender woman, seems to be the only exception to this unfettered freedom and contentment as she mourns the decision of her wife, Deeba, to regress back to infancy. When a fateful encounter with an old friend pushes Trina to her breaking point, she decides to escape the clutches of the Seep. Porter's gripping, subtly hopeful work of literary speculative fiction is shaped by remarkable world-building elements and acute observation of human frailties and impetus. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Chana Porter is a playwright, teacher, MacDowell Colony fellow, and co-founder of The Octavia Project, a STEM and fiction-writing program for girls and gender non-conforming youth from underserved communities. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is currently at work on her next novel.

Subject: Dystopias > Fiction.
Extraterrestrial beings > Fiction.
Male-to-female transsexuals > Fiction.
FICTION / Absurdist.
FICTION / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic.
Genre: Science fiction.
Science fiction.

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