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Tacones: High Heels

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  4 reviews
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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Sep 19, 2015 marked it as to-read
Shelves: fiction, canadian-lit
I found this on J. Kent Messum's 10 Books That Made Me Squirm list
J. Kent Messum
Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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. ...more
Griffin Saxon
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A caustic look at the Counter-Culture Scene of Toronto in the 90s. Written as a series of vignettes with a cast of outcasts, romantics, crack-heads, and plenty of dead babies, this book is disorienting and nauseating from start to finish.
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