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ally is an autobiographical project. A lot of the information contained within is real, some of it isn't. Each page is structured as a conversation between myself and my ally, a mirror reflection of myself.

Based off the interactive project at ally.id, this book explores different facets of my life -- some true, some embellished, some wholly fictitious -- in a non-linear, e
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Paperback, 476 pages
Published June 1st 2020 by Madison Scott-Clary
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Robin
Nov 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Disclosure: I am dating the author.

I do genuinely think that this is one of Madison's best books (as well as, based on our conversations, one of the ones she's proudest of), and it deserves the praise it gets. My experience is not hers is not yours, but I suspect that it's impossible for any queer person of any flavor to read this and not see something of themselves in it. I am, quite obviously, extremely invested in the life of the author of this book, but even if you're not, you will probably
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Linnea
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I feel as though when I was reading this, I was chasing down sparkling fractions of the author's soul. Chasing them not because I got this to read and review, but because I deeply wanted to. So I could put all those fractions together and solve an ultimate puzzle whose picture would contain some incomprehensible beauty. A picture I found myself desperately wanting to witness.

There were parts of this I identified with so much as a trans woman living with so many queer experiences. These were word
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Nenekiri Bookwyrm
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
ally is a strange book and that's not a bad thing. It's composed of many interwoven interstitial conversations the author has had with an unreliable narrator-type character that is at least part of herself. At times incredibly gripping and intensely personal, ally is a book that doesn't shy away from the difficult conversations that we often need to have with ourselves. In a way, I think the author used the conversations to reach a type of catharsis with some of the subjects discussed. After all ...more
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Madison Scott-Clary an author of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry living in the Pacific Northwest. Her interests lie in the realms of furry fiction and non-fiction, collaborative fiction, and hypertextual writing. She is a member of the Furry Writers’ Guild, and editor for Hybrid Ink, a small publisher of thoughtful fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.

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