Author(s): Isabella Lawson
The story of one woman's increasing obsession and descent into madness. When Brenda meets Emin, he is a young man half her age. A refined and brilliant undergraduate, recently freed from the stranglehold of his orthodox family. Brenda is a well-educated and alluring hooker. Aware of her role in their 'erotic arrangement', she sees it as nothing more than a transaction. But Emin, tortured by his fierce urges to control and possess women, has other ideas. Brenda finds herself seduced into a dark, treacherous underworld full of secrets and taboos. As an unexpected consequence, Brenda is given the freedom to explore her buried desires and rediscover her true self. Hey Boys, She's Got A Gash and Other Tales of Gods is the retelling of a powerful awakening, ignited by the rapture of total intimacy, and the discovery of something that was hiding beneath the surface all along. Told through narrative, text messages, and emails, you will feel as if you've picked up someone's phone and you're reading their private messages.
This bright new trans voice shines a powerful light on conservative Australia of the 1960s through the 80s and its harsh represssion of gender expression. Told through a series of intimate text messages and email, this is a masterfully crafted page turner.