Tiny Pieces of Skull or, a Lesson in Manners by Roz Kaveney

Tiny Pieces of Skull or, a Lesson in Manners by Roz Kaveney

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In the 1980s, poet and activist Roz Kaveney wrote a novel, Tiny Pieces of Skull, about trans street life and bar life in London and Chicago in the late 1970s. Much admired in manuscript by writers from Kathy Acker to Neil Gaiman, it has never seen print until now... Funny and terrifying by turns, and full of glimpses of other lives, it is the story of how beautiful Natasha persuades clever Annabelle to run away from her life and have adventures, more adventures than either of them quite meant her to have...

‘Tiny Pieces is fucking brilliant. A certain classic, a definitive portrait of trans outside the niceties of middle class daydreams. Brava, sister mine.’ -Kate Bornstein, writer and activist

‘Even now I find it hard to put into words quite how moving and marvellous I found it. It's an astonishing, troubling book; scalpel-sharp; brittle; bleak and brave. I feel sure it will upset a great number of people in all the right ways. In fact, I hope it does: literature should be a call to arms, not a sleeping-pill. Congratulations on bringing this story out of the dark.’ -Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat and The Gospel of Loki

Paperback / 188 pages