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Sarah: A Novel | JT LeRoy
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National Bestseller A reissue of the national bestselling novel by JT LeRoy/Laura Albertpublished to coincide with the new Jeff Feuerzeig documentary: Author: The JT LeRoy Story, which will have a theatrical release in July 2016. A deft and imaginativenovel.New York Times Book Review Sarah never admits that shes his mother, but the beautiful boy has watched her survive as a lot lizard: a prostitute working the West Virginia truck stops. Desperate to win her love, he decides to surpass her as the best and most famous lot lizard ever. With his own leather mini-skirt and a makeup bag that closes with Velcro, the young Cherry Vanilla embarks on a journey through the Appalachian wilds, dining on transcendental cuisine, supplicating to the mystical Jackalope, encountering the most terrifying of pimps, walking on water, being venerated as an innocent girl saintand then being denounced as the devil. By turns exhilarating and shocking, magical and realistic, Sarah brings urgency, wit, and imagination to an unknown and unforgettable world.
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gradcat
Sarah: A Novel | JT LeRoy
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#anglophileapril

(Day 2 - #RumorHasIt)

For some reason, this made me think of some of the most outrageous authorial hoaxes ever perpetrated on the reading public. Finally, after considering several (The Hitler Diaries, anyone?), I landed on the weird, winding tale of J. T. (for Terminator) Leroy, aka Laura Albert. Humph. Whatever, for what it‘s worth.... (shrugs shoulders).

Cinfhen I never knew that!!! #LiveAndLearn 7mo
Mdargusch Interesting! 🤔 7mo
emilyhaldi I need to spend some time googling this situation! 7mo
Reviewsbylola Wow, this is fascinating. 7mo
gradcat @Cinfhen @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola It is a very interesting story...you guys should check it out. Plus, there are a couple (maybe more?) documentaries out there that cover this subject. It‘s such a strange story, too! 7mo
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Tomonabike
Sarah | JT Le Roy
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Unusual coming of age tale about a cross dressing truck stop hooker.
Great simple read

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Tomonabike
Sarah: A Novel | JT LeRoy
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Finally getting through the back log. Old recommendation from an old friend. #truckstophookers

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Lindy
Sarah: A Novel | J.T. LeRoy
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I've been on the fence about whether to declare this a pick or not. It's a dark fairy tale set in truck stop brothels in the contemporary American South. Told in the voice of a 12-year-old male prostitute who has learned to equate physical abuse with love. Raw, disturbing, funny, offensive & sad. The author's decision to publish under an invented avatar whose backstory claimed that the novel is loosely autobiographical adds a layer of perversity.

shawnmooney Great review - the biographical deception turned me off of this author irrevocably. More exciting, I don't think I've ever read a so-so-rated review by you before! 3y
Lindy @shawnmooney I bail more often than I give 2 or 2.5 stars (which is what I consider translates as so-so on Litsy. 1 star is a pan.) Last so-so was in December for 3y
shawnmooney Interesting - @ReadingEnvy and I are going to be talking about bailing on the next episode of her podcast. 3y
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Lindy @shawnmooney @readingenvy I look forward to that episode! 3y
Joriebooks I feel like I've read this several years ago. I don't remember much about it. 3y
Lindy @Joriebooks It was quite popular when it first came out 17 years ago. 3y
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Lindy
Sarah: A Novel | J.T. LeRoy
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"Uncle sold Le Loup his corn liquor, but it was really just Sterno that we would pour through loaves of Wonder bread to clean it up some."

rubyslippersreads Ick! 😝 3y
Dragon I've heard this before but with Lysol. I thought it was an urban legend. 3y
Lindy @Dragon @rubyslippersreads It may be the perpetuation of an urban legend, since I came across it in fiction. 3y
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Lindy
Sarah: A Novel | J.T. LeRoy
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I don't eat supper before Feminist Book Club, even though we don't start until 8 pm. Fascinating discussion, as always. It's one of those books that's overshadowed by the controversy surrounding the author, and I think that's fair, since Laura Albert created a pseudonym gay male persona whose backstory was that he did sex work while still a boy, and that his writings were "loosely autobiographical."

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Lindy
Sarah: A Novel | J.T. LeRoy
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Only a few pages in, but I've broadened my knowledge already:
1. Raccoon penises have a bone. (Googled, see image above. You're welcome.)
2. "Lizard" is slang for a truck stop prostitute.
3. Kentucky coffeetree seeds can be roasted for a coffee substitute, but are toxic if unroasted.

Bklover Laughing out loud. Fascinating stuff!!!! 3y
goodbyefrancie Uh, thanks? 😯 This goes in the 'things that can't be unseen' file. 😉 3y
Lindy @goodbyefrancie @Bklover And while researching penis bones, I learned that humans are the only primates without them. Huh. 3y
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Hooked_on_books Interesting that so many people say "boner." Jealousy, maybe? ? 3y
Lindy @Hooked_on_books That would be a good question for Helen Zaltzman, who does the Allusionist podcast about word origins. 3y
tpixie Great research!! In the book The Nightingale, in Occupied France, it said they used crushed acorns for a coffee substitute!! 3y
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marcusstenberg
Sarah | JT Le Roy
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Omläsning. Otäckare än jag mindes. Coolare slut än jag mindes.

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marcusstenberg
Sarah | JT Le Roy
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Omläsning.

Bokmalen Är den så bra att den är värd omläsning? Tycker generellt att väldigt få böcker håller för omläsning 3y
marcusstenberg @Bokmalen Nja, svårt att säga. Har nostalgiska tonårskänslor för den som gör att jag ej är objektiv. 3y
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annamurru
Sarah: A Novel | J.T. LeRoy
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Best book ever! I cried a lot when I read it.

This book is out of print, but by some miracle my best friend managed to find it after much research. It was the best Christmas gift I received. #JTleroy 🤘🏼❤️