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Biography of X : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

Biography of X : a novel / Catherine Lacey.


"When X - an iconoclastic artist, writer, and polarizing shape-shifter - falls dead in her office, her widow, wild with grief and refusing everyone's good advice, hurls herself into writing a biography of the woman she deified. Though X was recognized as a crucial creative force of her era, she kept a tight grip on her life story. Not even CM, her wife, knew where X had been born, and in her quest to find out, she opens a Pandora's box of secrets, betrayals, and destruction. All the while, she immerses herself in the history of the Southern Territory, a fascist theocracy that split from the rest of the country after World War II, as it is finally, in the present day, forced into an uneasy reunification." -- Publisher annotation.

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  • ISBN: 9780374606176
  • ISBN: 037460617X
  • Physical Description: 394 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-389).
Subject: Artists > Fiction.
Widows > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Lesbians > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Queer fiction.
Lesbian fiction.

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