Stray City

Johnson, Chelsey

Fiction

On Sale Date: 3/20/18
Imprint: Custom House
Print Run: 100K
Format: HC
Pages: 416
Price: 26
ISBN: 62666681
ISBN 13: 9780062666680
Other Formats
Ebook 9780062666703
LP 9780062791863
Digital Audio 9780062797476

All of us were refugees of the nuclear family…

Twenty-four-year-old artist Andrea Morales escaped her Midwestern Catholic childhood-and the closet-to create a home and life for herself within the thriving but insular lesbian underground of Portland, Oregon. But one drunken night, reeling from a bad breakup and a friend’s betrayal, she recklessly crosses enemy lines and hooks up with a man. To her utter shock, Andrea soon discovers she’s pregnant-and despite the insistence of her aghast circle of gay friends, she decides to have the baby.

A decade later, when her precocious daughter Lucia starts asking questions about the father she’s never known, Andrea is forced to reconcile the past she hoped to leave behind with the life she’s worked so hard to build.

A thoroughly modern and original anti-romantic comedy, Stray City is an unabashedly entertaining literary debut about the families we’re born into and the families we choose, about finding yourself by breaking the rules, and making bad decisions for all the right reasons.