You Only Live Twice: Letters on Death, Sex and Gender

Chase Joynt, Mike Hoolboom

You Only Live Twice is a double-barreled, non-fiction novel co-authored by young trans writer and media artist Chase Joynt and HIV-positive movie artist Mike Hoolboom. Together, and with an assist from the films of Chris Marker, they map out the particularities of what they call “second lives”: Chase’s transition from female-to-male, and Mike’s near-death from AIDS in the 1990s.

YOLT is true fiction, part of the auto-genre wave that includes the diary crypts of Knausgaard, the friendship recordings of Sheila Heti, and the theory-fiction of Maggie Nelson and Chris Kraus.

status Copy #1 (8436): in
genre Sexuality ยป LGBTQ Studies
publisher Coach House Books
publish date 2016
popularity checked out 1 time(s)

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