an arm wearing a fur jacket with a star tattoo on the wrist holds a cigarette

Rose of No Man's Land

by Michelle Tea Author

Trisha Driscoll is a genderqueer fourteen year old, and she's already feeling lost in the world. While her sister aspires to reality TV stardom and her mother lies on the couch pretending to be sick, Trisha looks around the streets of her hometown trying to find a place that feels like hers. Then she meets Rose. After being hired and then immediately fired from the popular clothing store at the mall, Trisha befriends this chain-smoking malcontent and their lives become a wild rush. A relatable story for anyone who remembers feeling lost during their teenage years, and a deep dive into the raw emotions that can fuel our bad behavior during those formative times.