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Poetry. Fiction. Performance Texts. Gay and Lesbian Studies. PRINCESS FREAK is the first book by Nancy Agabian, a performance artist and writer who formed the performance art-punk-folk band Guitar Boy with Ann Perich in Los Angeles in 1998. PRINCESS FREAK documents the coming-of-age of a shy, funny, bisexual Armenian-American woman who flees the small town of Walpole, ...more
Paperback, 121 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Beyond Baroque Books
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I read this last weekend because a one-sitting book. (I keep falling asleep when I pick up the Paglia.) Don't know why I thought it was a short story — it's a collection of poems and performance art monologues and the like. They do read like stories though. The territories Nancy Agabian traverses are at times humorously common to most of us (ie that awkward-cool schizophrenia of school-age social standing), and are at other times uniquely hers to disclose.