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Amy Lee Lillard

“Exile in Guyville takes you on a deeply poetic journey of women in exile. Women out of time, women out of place, women out of their minds, and women out of luck leap from this haunting, beautiful, slender short story collection that stays with you long after you close the book. This is a terrific collection of sneakily powerful writing and an unfettered, wild imagination.”

— Chelsea G. Summers, author of A Certain Hunger

Coming Spring 2024

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A living museum of women from across time. A future internment camp with a literal race for survival. A band of middle-aged former Riot Grrrls, taking vengeance with a new power. In the stories of Exile in Guyville, possible and probable futures take aim at unruly women, and show how we refuse to be ruled. With gendered rage, and speculative and surreal style, Exile in Guyville renders the invisible as seen, and the powerless as empowered.

"Amy Lee Lillard’s Exile in Guyville hits with the impact of a scorching punk rock song," says BOA Editions Publisher Peter Connors. "It’s smart, funny, intriguing, a little scary at parts, and thoroughly bold from start to finish. Frankly, it’s one of the most badass story collections I’ve ever read."

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