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This is a Dance Movie!

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“Tim Jones-Yelvington doesn’t push the envelope. He kicks the shit out of it. If ever there was a writer who could garner a rock star following, it would be this man.”
—Roxane Gay, author of An Untamed State

“This is the short story collection as playful dance party among serious things—a remix of pop culture, gay sex and celebrity, ranging from the confectionary to the visi
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Paperback, 184 pages
Published September 12th 2016 by CCM Tiny Hardcore

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Megan
At long last it is here! One of my very favorite writers, Tim Jones-Yelvington, with his debut story collection. ft. Taylor Lautner, Matt Mitcham, Adam Lambert, the Brawny Man, Law & Order, and slime. ...more
Gina
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
!!!! I love this book SO MUCH. To say that it's innovative, and funny, and smart, and brutal, and tender, is not enough, but is a beginning. "Law & Order: Viewers Like Us" sticks in my mind as one of my favorite of this book's wildly brilliant moments, but the whole thing is airtight excellent with nary a misstep. ...more
Jean-Pierre Vidrine
Dec 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
This quirky collection defies categorization as much as it entertains and intrigues. Each story is a gem in its own way, with the author pouring so much of himself into them. They're all quite surreal though grounded in reality. Most of them are, at least in part, send ups of absurdities of pop culture as they figure into people's lives and sexualities. But while sending them up, they also show more than a little affection.
My favorite is probably Law & Order: Viewers Like Us, a story with a par
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Feb 01, 2017 rated it liked it
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Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
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omg just so good. so weird but also so relatable.
Emma Smith-Stevens
Dec 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is &*%$ing killer. Tim Jones-Yelvington slips in and out of voices and worlds, obsessions and points of view, so deftly and swiftly that, really, it's hard not to use the word "whirlwind" to describe the experience of reading this book. Yet there is just enough lingering, such good pacing, that everything--these characters, their lives--sticks--and you'll pause for a while after finishing each story to let it reverberate. Funny, brutal, honest as hell, and really, really smart. I highl ...more
Alice
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a book version of "Black Mirror", with a focus on pop culture instead of technology.
And it's absolutely hilarious.
Brandon Will
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In a word: delightful (!)

In more: Fascinatingly revealing. Of what, I couldn't say for sure. The author? Us? Many of the stories have a hyper-real confessional feel, in the way where you never know what's based on truth, it all feels true but also like a lie that's telling reveals more about the teller than the truth ever could, but more, what the lie-listener's truth is, too. You never know if you're being played, your own mind being probed to reveal who you are instead of who the author is.

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Kathleen
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"We are learning our moves. I am trying to reach you. We are trying to dance."
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Tim "TinTim" Jones-Yelvington is a Chicago-based author, multimedia artist, and nightlife personality/drag performer. 

His multi-genre novel "Strike a Prose: Memoirs of a Lit Diva Extraordinaire" published by co•im•press, was a finalist for the FC2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction contest and the Noemi Press Book Award for Prose, and runner up for the 1913 Prize for First Books. He is the author
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