Inappropriation: A Novel

ₒ Early reader series ₯ Book Author Lexi Freiman ⃘ ₒ Early reader series ₯ Book Author Lexi Freiman ⃘ Awitty, energetic send up of the current pieties surrounding racial and sexual identity It goes without saying that Inappropriation is irreverent, but this is a loving, sisterly sort of ridicule, spoofing the absurdities of the very young and very woke Wall Street Journal Inappropriation skewers just about every societal and literary convention you can think of, making it one of the most subversive coming of age stories out thereGo along for the ride with Ziggy, itll be worth the fiery journey Nylon Magazine A lively, satirical coming of age tale People Intelligent and has its finger on the zeitgeist of the Instagram and Tumblr generation New York Times Book Review Lexi Freiman is a savage writer, hilarious and brilliant, and in Inappropriation, she has reframed the traditional coming of age story, tackling it with irreverence and acid wit This is a daring book, thrillingly of our moment Emma Cline, author of The Girls Inappropriation is sly and risky, but also sweet, a wickedly funny machine built to make us laugh and think The comic novel has a bold new voice in Lexi Freiman, and she could not have come along at a better time Sam Lipsyte, author of The Fun Parts Stories and The Ask Inappropriationreads like a modern dayGullivers Travels, exploring the psyche ofa generation searching for a better world in all the wrong places Wry and funny and unabashedly provocative,Lexi Freiman is a gimlet eyed satirist of the cultural morasses and political impasses of our times Alexandra Kleeman, author of Intimations Inappropriations crackling, electric prose is an uncomfortable joyride Youll laugh out loud and squirm and wince, but you sure wont put it down This novel is an original treasure sentence by sentence, there is just no book like it Alissa Nutting, author of Made for Love Inappropriationunpacks and skewers our confused age in the guise of a winning and authentic coming of age story Only read Lexi Freimans assured and enormously enjoyable debut novel if you want to discover an incisive new voice full of dark, merciless wit Steve Toltz, author of Quicksand and A Fraction of the Whole A bold and heady coming of age tale with a biting sense of humor Library JournalStarting at a prestigious Australian private girls school, fifteen year old Ziggy Klein is confronted with an alienating social hierarchy that hurls her into the arms of her grades most radical feminists Plagued by fantasies of offensive sexual stereotypes and a psychotherapist mother who thinks bum pinching is fine if it comes from the heart chakra, Ziggy sets off on a journey of self discovery that moves from the Sydney drag scene to the extremist underbelly of the internet to the coastal bohemia of a long dissolved matriarchal cult.As PC culture collides with her friends morphing ideology and her parents kinky sex life, Ziggys understanding of gender, race, and class begins to warp Ostracized at school, she seeks refuge in Donna Haraways seminal feminist text A Cyborg Manifesto and discovers an indisputable alternative identity Or so she thinks A controversial Indian guru, a mean clique of blondes known as the Cates, and her own Holocaust surviving grandmother propel Ziggy through a series of misidentifications, culminating in a date rape revenge plot so confused it just might work.Uproariously funny, but written with extraordinary acuity about the intersections of gender, sexual politics, race, and technology, Inappropriation is a wildly irreverent take on the coming of age story that turns a search for belonging into a riotous satire of identity politics With a deft finger on the pulse of the zeitgeist, Lexi Freiman debuts on the literary scene as a brilliant and fearless new talent. 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    • Hardcover
    • Inappropriation: A Novel
    • Lexi Freiman
    • English
    • 17 October 2016
    • 368 pages

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