Lambda Literary Award finalist

In 1996, poet Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha ran clear of The united states with backpacks and ended up in Canada, the place she came upon queer anarchopunk love and revolution, but remained haunted via the explanations she left house within the first position. This passionate and riveting memoir is a mixtape of goals and nightmares, of immigration courtroom lineups and queer South Asian dance nights; it finds how a disabled queer girl of colour and abuse survivor navigates the grimy river of the prior and, because the subtitle indicates, “goals her manner house.”

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha‘s poetry e-book Love Cake won a Lambda Literary Award.