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Tacones: High Heels
Tacones is a hangout for a subculture of outlaws and rejects--crackhead murderers, transvestite prostitutes, biastogerontophiles, hustler boys, and addicts--all painfully beyond denial, searching for connection, solace, humour, thrills, sex, and the perfect high. A rollicking and caustic romp through the violent and ambivalent world of the Toronto after-hours scene. Descen ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Anvil Press
(first published January 1st 1997)
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Todd Klinck's 'Tacones' is no horror novel, yet it might be one of the most frightening and effective things you'll ever read. This short, but ambitious, book covers a wide spectrum of characters that come out to play long after the average person has gone to bed. It is dark, depressing, disconnected and delicious. Each of the stories woven into the pages has the ability to shock and awe any reader. This is a novel that gets you thinking. Eventually you'll realize that this kind of so-called 'fi ...more
This little book was brutal and horrific but I really liked it. I didn't realize until I finished that TACONES was the result (and winner) of an annual 3-day novel writing contest, which made me even more impressed with the book. Great vignettes about the trans and queer community in Toronto.