Future Feeling

A Novel

paperback, 304 pages

Published June 1, 2021 by Soft Skull.

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4 stars (4 reviews)

An embittered dog walker obsessed with a social media influencer inadvertently puts a curse a young man—and must adventure into mysterious dimension in order to save him—in this wildly inventive, delightfully subversive, genre-nonconforming debut novel about illusion, magic, technology, kinship, and the emergent future.

The year is 20__, and Penfield R. Henderson is in a rut. When he’s not walking dogs for cash or responding to booty calls from his B-list celebrity hookup, he’s holed up in his dingy Bushwick apartment obsessing over holograms of Aiden Chase, a fellow trans man and influencer documenting his much smoother transition into picture-perfect masculinity on the Gram. After an IRL encounter with Aiden leaves Pen feeling especially resentful, Pen enlists his roommates, the Witch and the Stoner-Hacker, to put their respective talents to use in hexing Aiden. Together, they gain access to Aiden’s social media account and post a picture of Pen’s aloe …

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4 stars

Messy as hell but in a cathartic way that spoke to me as a recent out trans guy 3 months in on T. The kinetic confusion, the asshole behavior, the unhealthy chasing after things that’ll only end up hurting you.

It’s definitely not a book for everyone. Think David Sedaris but with a smattering of unreality.

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