Jun 152015
 

video of me reading Chapter 3 “Runaway! Runaway!” when I read at RADAR on tour in San Francisco last month!

 

I’m amazed and thrilled by all the incredible support and positive reviews that have been coming out for Lost Boi!

The Globe And Mail: “Lost Boi is the kind of novel that reminds us exactly why we love literature, how it can push boundaries and break open traditions, all while it amuses and excites both reader and author.”Read the full review here 

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The Advocate includes Lost Boi in “The 15 Best LGBT Summer Reads”

Fans of children’s tales and the genderqueering of literature will adore Sassafras Lowrey’s queer punk reimagining of the Peter Pan story in which orphaned, abandoned, and runaway bois of the street have sworn allegiance and service to Pan, the fearless leader of the Lost Bois Brigade. It’s like a subversive alternate take on the classic story, with undercurrents that tackle some real issues like LGBT youth homelessness, BDSM, addiction, love, family, gender, and so much more. ” Read More Here 

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Vice  says “Lost Boi, reimagines Peter Pan for the genderqueer generation, with a coming-of-age story that is as tender as it is kinky, and as sweet as it is subversive…” Read the full review & an interview here 

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Lambda Literary says “Lost Boi begins by rejecting convention, but by story’s end it has in many ways bent and adapted convention to its own ends. It’s a counterculture fairy tale, but the way Lowery turns all expectations upside down and finds hope in the darkest corners is the real magic here.” Read the full review here

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Daily Xtra “Beyond the transgressive pleasure found in Lost Boi’s gender-fucking and in the brazen placement of beloved literary characters into the world of queer kink and leather culture, there is also insight into the myriad ways in which marginalized folk seek to forge familial ties and create community.”  check out the full review here

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MPR News “Five Wildly Inventive New Takes On Classic Literature” J.M. Barrie’s children’s tale gets a dark and wondrous makeover in “Lost Boi,” a queer punk reimagining of “Peter Pan.” ” Read the full article here  

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Book Riot Lost Boi is included in the “Best Books We Read In May” “Lost Boi: it is absolutely unapologetic about what it is and who it appeals to, and I think that’s what makes it so successful.” Read the Full book roundup here 

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