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Flow Chronicles

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews

Urban Hermitt, a young, queer hiphop artist, poet, and hard-traveler, is the center of this celebrated zine. His picaresque look at queer life and love begins with a teenage Hermitt navigating a dirty, pock-marked trailer park landscape of sketchy stoners, confused punks, and sinister hippies. A raw, druggy, sexed-up, coming-of-age story, it is irreverently humorous with t

Paperback, 200 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by Microcosm Publishing (first published 2002)
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Jun 20, 2007 HeavyReader rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of the Urban Hermitt
Shelves: based-on-zines
This is a review that I wrote that hasn't been published.

I read a couple issues of the Urban Hermitt’s eponymous zine a few years ago and really enjoyed them, so I was excited when my partner sent me a copy of The Flow Chronicles, Hermitt’s first book. Like the zines, this book was super fun to read!

Hermitt writes about coming of age and coming out as a tomboy dyke, avoiding creepy hippy men and trying to hook up with hot sexy women. From crappy foodservice jobs to drug experimentation, Hermitt
Apr 07, 2010 Blue rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, queer, zine
I cannot find my copy!!! I cannot find the zines, either! I am so sad :( I have read most of Urban Hermitt's zines and the bound book, The Flow Chronicles, when I was in grad school. The Hermitt is not really a hermit, as her queer+vegan adventures take her many places (from Oregon to Australia) as she meets many different people (crazy dumpster-divers to road-kill-eating environmentalists to skinheads to you-name-it). Sometimes the types of "alternative" politics and lives she describes, whethe ...more
Apr 19, 2008 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: terrificbooks
I love the Urban Hermitt. This book is soooo cute, Hermitt is an 18 year old boy dyke who is experimenting with being a hippy and coming out and it is adorable and funny and Microcosm Press is the best ever. They also were showing "Applicant" and "On Subbing", two other books I bought at other times, at the Anarchist Book Fair so I think that they have exactly my sensibility. Urban Hermitt, you are a shining shining star, stay away from those mushrooms they are not for people like us who worry a ...more
Jan 02, 2009 S rated it did not like it
seriously. i always read great great reviews for this. not my cup of tea.
May 27, 2007 Theodora rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: evergreen students, trannies,
A brilliant book that came from zines. The passages about Evergreen are wonderful. Actually, the passages about most everything are hilarious.
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The Urban Hermitt is a zinester known for his perzine, The Urban Hermit, which documents his lifestyle and travels in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California, and Hawaii. He began publishing the zine in 1998. He has also contributed to The Whirligig and Slush Pile.
Urban Hermitt formerly identified as a woman and a lesbian.

As he states about himself in his book, The Flow Chronicles: "Besides fra
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