On Home (Kobo eBook)

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  1. Explores the nuances of online sex work with unabashed curiosity: though a burgeoning industry, very few fiction books explore sex work, and even fewer treat online sex work as legitimate. That tension triumphs in this novel.

  2. Highlights the complexities of coming out in different geographic and relationship spaces as well as the notion that being open about one's sexuality includes more than one's place on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. This further deepens the situating of sex work as valid work while acknowledging that its practice overlaps with real bodily experience.

  3. A timely addition to an Appalachian literature renaissance spurred by backlash to JD Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy, especially with a focus on tolerance of the “other” in the American south.

  4. Embraces timelessly complicated feelings about home: On Home is both a love letter to West Virginia and an honest exploration of the suffocating insularity inherent in small-town America.

  5. Immersive historical detail: two of the three narratives are inspired by first-hand sources of two distinct historical moments—the Government Girls of World War II and early 1990s Prague after the fall of the Soviet Union.