Rough Paradise is an absolute gift to the genre of novellas, and is the first of what we hope will be many works in this format by the talented writer, playwright, artist and performer, Alec Butler! The story is told by Terry, a young boy growing up Intersex in a small town on Canada's East coast. Terry's powerful and tender explorations of sex, gender, desire, survival, unearthing hidden heritages, queer resistance to institutionalized oppressions, keeping imagination alive and coming into one's own is sure to make Rough Paradise an instant classic!
By Alec Butler, 124 pages, 2014. Published by Quattro Books.