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Love the World or Get Killed Trying - Alvina Chamberland

Love the World or Get Killed Trying - Alvina Chamberland

€ 22,99Prijs

Alvina Chamberland


roman / novel (Engelstalig / English) 

272 blz. / pg.

ISBN 9789083384139

verschijnt in april / published in April

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 thirty. 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 continuous target of straight men's secret lust and open disgust. This novel tackles universal issues through a trans woman's specific lens, insisting that these experiences speak to far more than just issues of sexuality and gender. 


Reaching its climax through an urgent wildfire scream-of-consciousness, a 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. Concretely, the novel asserts that if trans women one day collectively outed every man who seeks them out, a full-blown revolution would ensue by nightfall.