Valid: Dystopian Autofiction (Paperback)

Valid: Dystopian Autofiction By Chris Bergeron, Natalia Hero (Translator) Cover Image

Valid: Dystopian Autofiction (Paperback)

By Chris Bergeron, Natalia Hero (Translator)


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A genre-bending speculative look at a dark future, Valid shares the story of one trans woman leading a revolution.

This is a mutiny.

If our mutiny is to succeed, I must name things well, without diversion. Lacking this, you will not deviate from your certainties.

Here it is: I am trans.

As in transgression. I have broken genres. I have removed myself from the rules.

I am trans.

As in translation. I have dragged the elements that make up my person from one state to another. My geometry is variable.

And tonight, I am a revolution.

/warning: code red... fetch-query protocol enabled... transmission failed... standby/

Set in a disturbingly transfigured Montreal in the year 2050, Valid is a monologue delivered over the span of eight hours by Christelle, a seventy-year-old trans woman forced to live as a man in order to survive. Speaking to her captor, an ever-more powerful AI, she turns the tables and mounts her own revolution by showing her truest self. Part autofiction, part dystopic speculation on an all-too-possible future characterized by corporate power, ecological collapse, and political havoc, Valid is an ambitious work that is as much philosophical as it is confessional.

Product Details ISBN: 9781487011130
ISBN-10: 148701113X
Publisher: Arachnide Editions
Publication Date: November 1st, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English