A memoir of gender transition and recovery from addiction, a dance across genres, a ripping-up of the rulebook,Please Missis unlike anything you’ve ever read before.
Grace Lavery is a reformed druggie, an unreformed omnisexual chaos Muppet, and a 100 per cent, all-natural, synthetic female hormone monster. How could her story be straightforward when she is anything but? The telling of her tale is kaleidoscopic, wild and audacious: Grace performs in a David Lynch remake of Sunset Boulevard and is reprogrammed as a 1960s femmebot; she is targeted with anonymous letters from a mysterious cabal of clowns; she writes a socialist manifesto disguised as a porn parody ofQI(or is it vice versa?).
As Grace fumbles toward a new trans identity, she tries on dozens of different voices, creating a coat of many colours. The result is dazzling, unique and unforgettable. Startlingly funny and ruthlessly smart,Please Missgives us what we came for, then slaps us in the face and orders us to come again.
'Grace's writing is laugh out loud funny, Please Miss refuses to be tied down by old tropes, and instead surprises us on every page.' --Travis Alabanza
'This is the queer memoir you’ve been waiting for; a dizzying mix of theory and pastiche, metafiction and memory . . . hilarious and sexy and terrifying in its brilliance. But don’t worry – Lavery is an avalanche you’ll be glad to be buried under.' --Carmen Maria Machado, author ofIn the Dream House
'Reframes the question of transition from the familiar journey from A to B, and replaces that journey with a can’t-look-away performance of wit, language, irreverence, and delight so compelling that a reader forgets about destinations all together.' --Torrey Peters, author ofDetransition, Baby