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Nickels: a tale of dissociation
Nickels: a tale of dissociation

Title: Nickels: a tale of dissociation
Category: Fiction / Contemporary Women
Publisher: Modern History Press
Publication Date: August 2011
ISBN: 978-1-61599-050-4 (pbk) / 978-1-61599-085-6 (hbk)
LCCN: 2011012559
Pages: 248
List price: $19.95 (pbk) / $32.95 (hbk)
Trim: 6.14 x 9.21
Distributors: Ingram, Bertram’s Books
BISAC: FIC044000 Fiction : Contemporary Women, LIT003000 Literary Criticism : Feminist, FIC018000 Fiction : Lesbian
Synopsis: Nickels follows a biracial girl named Little Miss So and So, from age 4-½ into adulthood. Told in a series of vignettes, Nickels’ lyrical and inventive language conveys the dissociative states born of a world formed by persistent and brutal incest and homophobia. The dissociative states enable the child’s survival and, ultimately, the adult’s healing. The story is both heartbreaking and triumphant. Nickels is the groundbreaking debut of Minneapolis-area author/artist Christine Stark

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