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A reissue of the national best-selling novel by JT LeRoy/Laura Albert - published to coincide with the new Jeff Feuerzeig documentary: Author: The JT LeRoy Story.

Sarah never admits that she’s his mother, but the beautiful boy has watched her survive as a “lot lizard”: a prostitute working the West Virginia truck stops. Desperate to win her love, he decides to surpass her as the best and most famous lot lizard ever. With his own leather miniskirt and a makeup bag that closes with Velcro, the young “Cherry Vanilla” embarks on a journey through the Appalachian wilds, dining on transcendental cuisine, supplicating to the mystical Jackalope, encountering the most terrifying of pimps, walking on water, being venerated as an innocent girl saint - and then being denounced as the devil.

By turns exhilarating and shocking, magical and realistic, Sarah brings urgency, wit, and imagination to an unknown and unforgettable world.     

©2000, 2016 JT LeRoy (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Classic

The performance alone is spectacular, the voices delightful and vivid. The story itself original, gritty and kooky. It’s arthouse blockbustre material. 5 stars all round. Reviewed by Ferdinand Andrew

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Masterpiece!

This is one of the best audible books that I have gotten to listen to. Having read the book prior, I was blown away how much the narrator's voice matched up with the character's voice in my head. For me, I know that a piece of art such as a book is great when the character's voice stretches beyond the pages and resonates in my imagination. I hope there are more audibles to come by this amazing author and the incredible narrator of the masterpieces.

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Really Great book & the narrator did a phenomenal job

This book has been on my list to read for years. Its a fabulous book & the narrator did such a Wonderful job. I wish the book didn’t end though & think the ending could of been better.. But over all ~ it was even better then I anticipated. I can totally see why this book is being turned into a movie. Super impressed that a biological women could write such vivid details of being transgender. Fabulous lgbtq+ book..!

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Much-lauded for a reason!

Unlike any other book I’ve ever read—or listened to in this case, voiced perfectly by Winsome Brown.
Sarah shows us what true desperation for love looks like and yet manages to soften the edges with dark humor. Much-lauded for a reason. It’s a wild listen that is well worth the ride.

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Challenge yourself to go there

Sometimes beautiful growth comes from uncomfortable growing pains. Take a deep breath, keep an open mind. Then Dive In. Totally worth it.
A favorite author of mine. Thrilled that this is available now on audible! And can’t wait for The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things to come to audible too! Preordered already.
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Strange, dark, and poetic. Beautifully read.

What a twisted story LeRoy spins! A coming-of-age gone wrong in a dark utopia of truck stop bordellos. So imaginative and deeply moving. Winsome Brown is a perfect reader. She completely transports the listener to this crazy world, giving subtle but distinct voice to all its characters, and conveying the action sequences with calm, but urgent precision.

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  • Elijah Gravity Drive
  • 03-04-21

Modern Masterpiece

I finished the book version of 'Sarah' last night and then began the audiobook version immediately after.
'Sarah' is one of the most powerful, thought provoking and emotive books by in my opinion by a true literary genius.
The audiobook takes these words and breathes another reality into them creating a new sense of intimacy.
I love the perfomance, the characterization is auntentic and each character is coloured into life with tenderness and respect.
Brilliant. Listen, read, devour. Perfection

Elijah Gravity Drive