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Summer Fun

Authors: Thornton, Jeanne
Publisher: Soho Press
BISAC/Subject: FIC025000, FIC060000, FIC065000, FIC073000
ISBN: 9781641292399, Related ISBNs: 1641292385, 1641292393, 164129373X, 9781641292382, 9781641292399
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 432,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: From acclaimed author Jeanne Thornton, an epic, singular look at fandom, creativity, longing, and trans identity.

Gala, a young trans woman, works at a hostel in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. She is obsessed with the Get Happies, the quintessential 1960s Californian band, helmed by its resident genius, B----. Gala needs to know: Why did the band stop making music? Why did they never release their rumored album, Summer Fun?

And so she writes letters to B---- that shed light not only on the Get Happies, but paint an extraordinary portrait of Gala. The parallel narratives of B---- and Gala form a dialogue about creation—of music, identity, self, culture, and counterculture.

Summer Fun is a brilliant and magical work of trans literature that marks Thornton as one of our most exciting and original novelists.
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