Monday, April 25, 2016

Lizard Radio - It's the future, and 15-year-old Kivali doesn't fit into her gender-rigid culture

Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz

Abandoned as a baby and raised by Sheila, an ardent nonconformist, Kivali has always been surrounded by uncertainty. Where did she come from? Is it true what Sheila says, that she was deposited on Earth by the mysterious saurians? "What are you? "people ask, and Kivali isn t sure. Boy/girl? Human/lizard? Both/neither? Now she's in CropCamp, with all of its schedules and regs, and the first real friends she's ever had. Strange occurrences and complicated relationships raise questions Kivali has never before had to consider. But she has a gift - the power to enter a trancelike state to harness the "knowings" inside her. She has Lizard Radio. Will it be enough to save her?

Parrish Turner's Lambda Literary review called the novel, "...a love letter to genderqueer and gender nonconforming youth." 

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