A high-energy, openhearted memoir of a young urbanite equally devoted to orthodox Jewish tradition and his go-go dancer girlfriend. Matthue Roth is an American original: an Orthodox Jew who cites Outkast and Michelle Tea among his influences, who won't touch a light switch on Shabbos but mimics a screaming orgasm onstage while reading his paean to Orthodox girls. From the World Bank riots to Thursday night tranny basketball in San Francisco's Dolores Park, Matthue takes readers on a journey through the queer and hip streets of urban America in his exuberant memoir, "Yom Kippur A Go-Go". With humour and insight, Roth describes the tension between contemporary life and the demands of faith. He falls in love and in lust with a panoply of girls, both strictly kosher and determinedly secular, to the accompaniment of mp3 rabbinical lectures on modesty ("Boys are nothing but perverts and filthy animals!").
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(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Cleis Press
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Author Biography - Matthue Roth
Matthue Roth has performed his poetry on Def Poetry Jam, at Rock the Vote events, and on three national solo tours. The author of the young adult novel Never Mind the Goldbergs. He lives in San Francisco.