Review: Lost Boi by Sassafras Lowrey

lostboiLost Boi by Sassafras Lowrey.

Lost Boi is a queer punk reimagining of the classic Peter Pan story, however I’m a philistine and have never read Peter Pan. I am an old queer punk though. Lost Boi flows. No, that doesn’t sound articulate enough. It isn’t nuanced enough for what I’m trying to convey about the tale. The book reads as if Sassafras stayed up one night writing by flickering candlelight, after being served a spectacular home-cooked meal, and bolstered by pots and pots of black tea to write this story…the words pouring out in a torrent. I mean that Lost Boi is effortless and seamless…..a dramatic but gentle river of a story that carries you along from the first word to the last. It is remarkable that way.

And the book itself is beautifully designed, from the lovely cover art to the deckled edges…in other words, buy the paper version rather than the ebook version in order to fully appreciate its charm.

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About Avery Cassell

Avery Cassell is a genderqueer San Francisco writer, poet, cartoonist, and artist who grew up in Iran. They live with their Maine Coon cat, Lulu, and bake yeasted waffles every Sunday morning. Behrouz Gets Lucky is their first novel. You can find their erotic short stories sprinkled in various anthologies, including Best Lesbian Erotica 2015 and Sex Still Spoken Here. Avery is currently working on a book of more of Behrouz and Lucky's shenanigans, a memoir, and an illustrated early reader children's book about a eight year old transgender boy and his family.
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