A/S/L (Hardcover)

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A transformational, transformative story about videogames, three queer friends, and the code(s) they learn to survive, perfect for fans of TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW

It is 1998; Lilith, Sash, and Abraxa are teenagers, and they are making Saga of the Sorceress, a game that will change everything, if only for the three of them.

18 years later, Saga of the Sorceress still exists only on the scattered drives of its creators. Lilith might be the first trans woman to ever work as an Assistant Loan Underwriter at Dollarwise Investments in Brooklyn. Sash is in Brooklyn as well, working as a research assistant and part-time webcam dominatrix. Neither knows that the other is there, or that Abraxa, the third member of Invocation LLC, is just across the Hudson River, sleeping on the floor of a friend’s grandparents’ Jersey City home. They have never met in person, and have been out of touch for years, but none have forgotten the sorceress, or her quest, still far from finished.

This new book by Lambda Literary Fellow Jeanne Thornton, one of trans America’s brightest literary stars, queers our notion of nostalgia as it expertly blends literature with technology.

About the Author

Jeanne Thornton is the author of the novel Summer Fun, winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction, as well as the novel The Dream of Doctor Bantam and the collection The Black Emerald, both of which were shortlisted for Lambda Literary Awards. She is the editor, with Tara Madison Avery, of We’re Still Here: An All-Trans Comics Anthology, the copublisher of the independent press Instar Books, and the writer and illustrator of the webcomics Bad Mother and The Man Who Hates Fun. Her work has appeared in Wired, n+1, and The Evergreen Review.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781641296045
ISBN-10: 1641296046
Publisher: Soho Press
Publication Date: August 6th, 2024
Language: English