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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Suspect Thoughts Press (October 30, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976341190
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976341192
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,063,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Origami Striptease is one-of-a-kind. This is a book that you experience rather than read." -- Patrick Califia, author of Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism<br /><br />"Origami Striptease reads like William S. Burroughs and Djuna Barnes howling at a brutal paper moon." -- Susan Stinson, author of Venus of Chalk<br /><br />"Gerunds and genders refashion pens, pricks, and pussy in this picaresque and inventive tale." -- Jennifer Natalya Fink, author of Burn<br /><br />"Munson is a stylist extraordinaire and the story she tells here will leave you wide-eyed, spent, unnerved." -- Rebecca Brown, author of The Terrible Girls<br /><br />"Vividly poetic. I couldn't resist lying around my apartment all day, consuming every last bit of language that Munson laid out on the page." -- Chill Magazine<br /><br />"A seductive, often raunchy fantasy of the disarming effects of love and trouble." -- Curve Magazine<br /><br />"Munson deftly experiments with gender, linguistics, and style." -- Bay Area Reporter<br /><br />"Munson is a poet at heart, and a master of the written word." -- Bay Windows<br /><br />"This book reads like poetry and left me stunned with writer's envy." -- Erotica Revealed<br /><br />I was intoxicated by the prose of this book in which love, sex, illness, writing, girls and boys who are girls roil around in a steamy, bubbly drunk-making stew. Munson is a stylist extraordinaire and the story she tells here will leave you wide-eyed, spent, unnerved. You have been warned. --Rebecca Brown, author of The Terrible Girls<br /><br />In Origami Striptease, the traditional boy-meets-girl narrative gets undressed. Gerunds and genders refashion pens, pricks, and pussy in this picaresque and inventive tale. --Jennifer Natalya Fink, author of Burn<br /><br />Origami Striptease reads like William S. Burroughs and Djuna Barnes howling at a brutal paper moon. --Susan Stinson, author of Venus of Chalk

I was intoxicated by the prose of this book in which love, sex, illness, writing, girls and boys who are girls roil around in a steamy, bubbly drunk-making stew. Munson is a stylist extraordinaire and the story she tells here will leave you wide-eyed, spent, unnerved. You have been warned. --Rebecca Brown, author of The Terrible Girls

In Origami Striptease, the traditional boy-meets-girl narrative gets undressed. Gerunds and genders refashion pens, pricks, and pussy in this picaresque and inventive tale. --Jennifer Natalya Fink, author of Burn

About the Author

Peggy Munson has published in Best American Poetry 2003, Hers 3, Best Bisexual Erotica 2, and Best Lesbian Erotica 1998-2005, and in periodicals such as the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Blithe House Quarterly, Lodestar Quarterly, and Sinister Wisdom. She is the editor of Stricken: Voices from the Hidden Epidemic of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and a winner of the San Francisco Bay Guardian Fiction Contest.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By littlehellion on February 5, 2008
Format: Paperback
I've read Origami Striptease over two times now. I seriously never do that with books, which I suppose is indicative of its completely addictive nature, regarding both its content and its language. The narrative is woven together with palpable honesty, magical middle-of-nowhere landscapes, and a pulse iambic as one's own heartbeat, almost creating a whole new genre of poetic memoir-like fiction. Combining themes so often isolated in literature, including gender bending queerness, disability-induced isolation, complicatedly abusive relationships, and provocatively hot eroticism, the novel also stands to be a great teacher and activist, overlapping and adhering multiple realms much needing of such cohesion.

The narrator's voice is utterly luring, enticing the reader via the tip of her tongue to join her in her bizarre odyssey through desolate borderlands, icy interiors, and mind spaces crazier than acid trips. One of my favorite aspects of the novel is how matter-of-factly the story is told, even through some of the more surreal scenes involving poisonous pens, origami moose, and penny carnival cake walks. There's a dry cynicism but there's also an unjaded reality of longing, desire, and revelation. In fact Origami Striptease is a love story, only that its broken hearts have literal damage and that its chases for love run beyond time and location, bringing magical realism geniuses such as Jeanette Winterson and Michel Gondry to mind. I also love how rhythmic the language is, and how symbiotically it works with the content. Take, for instance:

"That's when the legs came back, the boomerangs of legs. The legs came flying through the window like a slew of vampire bats. They battered us, and slapped our ears, and cut our hands apart. Jack ducked and dodged around the room.
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By leah surprenant on January 2, 2014
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Peggy Munson's writing is provocative, thoughtful and intelligent. She clearly takes you to places unimaginable and show's how thinly tethered one can become in this life of obstacles.
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