Metatron - Our Lady of Perpetual Realness (Cason Sharpe)

$12.00 USD

Description

"You look at yourself in the mirror as you wash your hands. You feel so ugly. Need a shave. You know you are still so young because that is what everyone tells you but you’re starting to notice a bitterness in your eyes that wasn’t always there. You sense yourself becoming hardened against the world in a way that feels disappointing yet inevitable. You splash some water on your face and watch it drip down your brown cheeks. You leave the washroom without drying your hands because whatever, fuck it, who cares?"

Two teenagers shoot amateur porn. Coworkers pool hop after dark. A call centre employee scrambles to keep their shitty job. Sweetheart tries something new in order to pay rent. A group of friends get stoned and go to the movies. Did you hear about the drag BBQ on Saturday? Everyone’s going to be there, and everyone’s going to bring an amazing look.
Set in the twin backdrops of Toronto and Montreal, Our Lady of Perpetual Realness is a glimpse into the lives of contemporary queer youth. Equal parts wry and tender, these six stories follow young, gay men of colour through the confusing, bleak, and often humorous aspects of their day-to-day lives as they struggle to discover the world and their place within it.

“As a once precarious Montrealer myself, these stories give me a familiar feeling that I like to call Sassy, Yet Triggered.”
– WALTER SCOTT, AUTHOR OF WENDY

Cason Sharpe is a writer born and raised in Toronto and currently living in Montreal. He has a BA from Concordia University in Political Science, Creative Writing, and Sexuality Studies. He is the recipient of The Renée Vautelet Prize for Political Science. His fiction and criticism has appeared or is forthcoming in C Magazine, GUTS, LESTE, Matrix, Cosmonauts Avenue, Bad Nudes, Alien She Zine, Spectra Journal, and Queer Codes: A Journal of Art History. He is the web coordinator for carte blanche and one half of the podcast TwoHungryChildren.

First edition, first printing
72 pages
Perfect-bound
Cover design | Fraser Wrighte
Editor | Jay Ritchie
ISBN: 978-1-988355-09-2

Press + Reviews + Interviews + Excerpts

“Pool-hopping, being broke, riding diversity quotas, shitty jobs and getting stoned all inform the grave lightness of Sharpe’s world view. Sharpe is an astute storyteller, capable of capturing a reader with open arms and holding them close, until they either laugh or weep at the perpetual realness of life.”
– FALL BOOK PREVIEW VIA CULT MTL

Metatron Is an independent publishing company from Montreal, QC. 

 

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