Alvina Chamberland with Susan Stryker - Love the World or Get Killed Trying

Fabulosa Books

489 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Tue, April 2nd, 2024 @ 7:00PM PDT

Alvina Chamberland in conversation with the legendary Susan Stryker!


WINNER OF THE 2022 NOEMI PRESS BOOK AWARD IN PROSE

“Perhaps some hearts are so big they must constantly burst and break.”

Through playful poetic prose, sharp social commentary and self-deprecating gallows humor Love the World or Get Killed Trying dives into the mind of Alvina, a trans woman on the eve of turning 30. The reader is invited to follow her journey through the breathtaking wilderness of Iceland and busy city boulevards of Berlin and Paris as she probes questions of eternity, sexuality, longing, death, love, and how hard it is to remain soft when you’re a ceaseless target of straight men’s secret lust and open disgust. This novel tackles universal issues through a trans woman’s specific lens – insisting on these experiences speaking to far more than just issues of sexuality and gender.

Reaching its climax through an urgent wildfire scream-of-consciousness, cry-of-love-manifesto, Love the World or Get Killed Trying is a raw and vulnerable work of magical brutalist autofiction; abstract in the sense of poetically digging beneath the surface, and experimental in the sense of trying to find out new things and express them in new ways, while concretely asserting that if trans women one day collectively outed every man who seeks them out, a full-blown revolution would ensue by nightfall.


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Fabulosa Books
489 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
415-658-7015