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Chelsey Johnson is the author of the Stray City (Custom House/HarperCollins, 2018) and her stories and essays have appeared in Ploughshares, One Story, Ninth Letter, The Rumpus, and NPR's Selected Shorts, among others. She received an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford. Stray City is her first novel.

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“The name they gave you belongs to someone else, their invention of you; if you turn out not to be that person, you have to name yourself.”
Chelsey Johnson, Stray City

“All I knew that for all our art, for all our writing, for all our self-defense workshops, for all our banding together in our cities and oases, queer survival was still not guaranteed.”
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“It's the gays who say, We are everywhere, but straightness really was everywhere. The world was sodden with it. Versions of the relationship I was now in played out in everything ever written, acted, sung, sold, declared. The abundance of representation dizzied me. There was so much written and sold about the love and trouble between men and women that if you lined it all up end to end the whole world would be wrapped as thickly and totally as a rubberband ball.”
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