Nevada: A Novel by Imogen Binnie - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780374606619
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - June 7th, 2022

A defiant script flip of the classic American road trip story, Nevada is a novel that follows Maria Griffiths, a punk rocker who travels west from New York City after she loses her girlfriend and her job. In describing her approach, Binnie has said she intended it as "a transgender story written for trans women," and this is reflected in the story's refusal to follow conventional (and often reductive) narratives concerning gender and self-discovery. Edgy, vulnerable, and funny, with spiky prose that is at once fresh and familiar, it is immediately apparent why Nevada has risen to cult status since its original publication in 2013. ~ Reviewed by Gwyn Sise