Winner of the 2019 Kenneth Patchen Award of the Innovative Novel!
"Innovative and engaging from the start Plague City draws the reader in with forms and a genreless narrative presented via reader participation. The prose sometimes reads like a song, sometimes asks questions, and shows you how literature might (must!) move forward in a chaotic world. With space to breathe Genelle Chaconas weaves a collage-style work that asks the reader to return, reread, and reconsider fiction (and reality)."—Jane L. Carman, from the encomium for the Kenneth Patchen Award
About the Author
Genelle Chaconas is nonbinary gendered, queer, an abuse survivor, has mood disorders, and feels proud. They earned a BA in Creative Writing from CSUS in 2009, an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University in 2015, and 50k of debt. They've been published lots but don't namedrop. Their chapbooks include Fallout Saints and Dirty Pictures (little m press, 2011) and Yet Wave (the Lune, 2017). They serve as head editor for HockSpitSlurp Literary Magazine. They enjoy scifi and gangster flix, drone/noise/industrial music, and long walks off short piers. They live in Great Falls, Montana. This is their first novel.