I’m Lena Cosentino. What you are about to read is true except when it’s not. I’m an unreliable narrator. Some names have been changed but not all. Just to keep you guessing. The genre is autobiography/fantasy. This is a novel about a time and a place that doesn’t exist any more except in my mind. Memory is a slippery mirror. Things change. Through the haze of memory. The mistakes of things I may have altered or left out or changed to make more dramatic. I tell the story of my early twenties in nineties Portland contrasted with my life in Los Angeles pushing forty in the late twenty-teens. The story begins in the fall in my senior year of college: 1997. I was twenty-one.
Andrea Lambert is a queer writer and artist with Schizoaffective Disorder and Long COVID. Themes of abjection, mental illness, transgression and the occult inhabit her work. Author of Jet Set Desolate, Scaffolding and other books.Anthologies: Impact,Golden State 2017, Haunting Muses and elsewhere. Writing in Blanket Sea, The Because Better Project, OCCULUM and elsewhere. Nevada recluse. She/Her. Twitter: @AndreaLamber. Site: andreaklambert.com.Read More