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  • Metatron Press "Our Lady of Perpetual Realness & Other Stories" by Cason Sharpe, published by Metatron Press

"Our Lady of Perpetual Realness & Other Stories" by Cason Sharpe, published by Metatron Press

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"Our Lady of Perpetual Realness & Other Stories" by Cason Sharpe, published by Metatron Press

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Short stories
72 pages
Perfect-bound
Cover art by Fraser Wrighte
Fall 2017

Two teenagers shoot amateur porn. Coworkers pool hop after dark. A call centre employee scrambles to keep their shitty job. Sweetheart tries something new in order to pay rent. A group of friends get stoned and go to the movies. Did you hear about the drag BBQ on Saturday? Everyone’s going to be there, and everyone’s going to bring an amazing look.

Set in the twin backdrops of Toronto and Montreal, Our Lady of Perpetual Realness is a glimpse into the lives of contemporary queer youth. Equal parts wry and tender, these six stories follow young, gay men of colour through the confusing, bleak, and often humorous aspects of their day-to-day lives as they struggle to discover the world and their place within it.

Cason Sharpe is a writer currently based in Toronto. His fiction and criticism has appeared and is forthcoming in Canadian Art, C Magazine, Public Parking, Cleo Journal, Guts Canadian Feminist Magazine, Brick, PRISM International, and the Hart House Review, among others. His first collection of stories, Our Lady of Perpetual Realness, was published by Metatron Press in 2017. Named a Queer Writer to Watch by THIS Magazine, Cason has presented work at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Vancouver Art Book Fair, the Prarie Art Book Fair, and the Hamilton Film Festival. He is currently at work on a book of experimental criticism in the form of epistolary nonfiction.

Since 2014, the 100% woman-owned and operated literary publisher Metatron Press has supported over 500 emerging writers who push the boundaries of contemporary writing through edgy, provocative, brave and emotionally resonant works. The Montréal-based publisher focuses on books that don't necessarily fit into traditions, favouring informing and challenging authors instead.

Photos and copy by Metatron Press

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