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Set in pre-Microsoft, early-1980s Seattle, Sick Burn Cut is the tale of a crossdressing gangster, Mary, his boyfriend Husayn, and their friends/gang that struggles to hold onto a small stretch of turf in the face of Belltown's gentrification, and the arrival of powerful organized crime families.

Unknown to Mary, and for reasons never explained, a small cult of teenagers in
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Paperback, 187 pages
Published December 1st 1992 by Autonomedia (first published 1992)
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This is kind of *the* definitive semiotext(e) novel of a really particular era. It goes nowhere, has some interesting writing and it reflects a really particular set of fascinations (in this case having a kind of fucked up sense of characters who are basically trans but are referred to as transvestite which is a real thing just Ludd does not really pronoun in a way that doesn't feel kinda awkward at the most charitable, guns, stiff cocktails, cigarettes, card games, gang warfare, Islam, and reli ...more
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I read this book along time ago, but it really seared my memory. It describes some unspeakably nasty events in a thoroughly entertaining way. Not one for the children.
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Mary is a 31 year old man with a gun in a cheap cotton dress.
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Deran Ludd takes traditional genre fiction, twists it and twists it, adds unusual characters, and tells tales pumped with action, woe, and dark humor.

Ludd is the author of three novels: Sick Burn Cut (Semiotext[e], 1992) and No Aloha (Semiotext[e], 1999; DIY ebook edition, 2010) and The Carnage Motel (DIY ebook edition 2017)

Ludd is also the author of several short stories, including eshort stories
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