Trash, Sex, Magic
Jennifer Stevenson
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Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM By Jennifer Stevenson

A tender, joyful, raunchy, radiant novel Imagine The Metamorphoses or A Midsummer Night s Dream transported to the woods of Illinois When a development company cuts down a beloved tree, and tries to drive out Raedawn Summer s family, strange things start to happen.Raedawn Somershoe lives in a trailer on the banks of the Fox River She likes men and men like her It runsA tender, joyful, raunchy, radiant novel Imagine The Metamorphoses or A Midsummer Night s Dream transported to the woods of Illinois When a development company cuts down a beloved tree, and tries to drive out Raedawn Summer s family, strange things start to happen.Raedawn Somershoe lives in a trailer on the banks of the Fox River She likes men and men like her It runs in the family her mother, Gelia, can seduce a man just by walking across a road When they set their sights on a man, something magical happens Alexander Caebeau drives a bucketloader for a construction company He s lonely, homesick, tired of cutting down trees and putting up ugly buildings He dreams of going back to the Bahamas, but when Alexander meets Raedawn Somershoe, something magical happens Raedawn has just lost her lover Her mother is keeping secrets from her Her childhood sweetheart has come home and is looking for answers Riverfront developers want Rae and her family gone She may just be falling in love with Alexander Caebeau And the Fox River is beginning to rise Something magical is about to happen
  • Title: Trash, Sex, Magic
  • Author: Jennifer Stevenson
  • ISBN: 9781931520126
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Paperback

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Nancy Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
Trash Sex Magic is easily one of the most unusual, original, and most memorable fantasies I've ever read. The writing is gorgeous and poetic, and the images so vivid that I can still hear the river running, smell the flowers and plants, and feel the pain of the tree that was chopped down. In summary, the story is about a group of people who live on trailers on the bank of a river. The "trash" in the title no doubt means the unkind term of "trailer trash". There is definitely some sex and magic, [...]
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karen Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
dammit! i meant to like this book! i love small beer press, and they gave me a really nice t-shirt at the small press fair, but this book was just ungreat. theres magical realism and then there is just plain silly. part of what makes magical realism work is the creation of a mythology. there has to be some structure, not just weird shit happening for the sake of weird shit happening. it wasnt terrible - there were parts that were fine. i dunno - it read like a romance novel with delusions of gra [...]
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Sherwood Smith Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
Raedawn Somershoe lives with her wild, outspoken mother in a trailer along the banks of the Fox River just outside of Chicago. Living next to them are the remaining members of the Gowdy family, the parents having vanished suddenly one night, leaving a drunken uncle named Cracker in charge. King Gowdy is back after ten years away, unhappy about his wild brothers and the even wilder nine-year-old twins named Mink and Ink who were left behind by one of Cracker's many girlfriends. He wants order, he [...]
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else fine Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
A refreshing answer to all those cookie-cutter gritty urban fantasies - trailer park fantasy! Full of glorious rampaging nature and sex goddesses in hot pants. A pure joy from beginning to end.
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Sue Burke Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
Jennifer Stevenson's book tells about brutally poor family that lives on the banks of the Fox River in northern Illinois. A real estate developer begins clearing neighboring land for an apartment complex and wants their land, too. As construction begins, he disrupts the local, natural magic that expresses itself most strongly in the sexual allure of the women of the poor family, especially Raedawn. Slowly, the dimensions of the magic emerge, and on a stormy spring night, the land explodes into a [...]
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Kylin Larsson Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
A stretch of land outside of Chicago is lush and fertile. Fecund. Why? Because something about it requires a man to sacrifice himself (somewhat unwillingly) to turn into a tree, a Tree of Life, as it were. The women who live near him/it are filled with a vivacious sexual energy. Why? Because they are lovers with the tree.In some ways, this story really works. The feeling of the earth being alive comes across quite well, though the imagery is highly repetitious. The repetition goes along nicely w [...]
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Jane Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
Maybe I was feeling particularly picky the weekend I picked this up, I did try to start two other books and those disappointed me as well, so I may have to factor in that I was just in a critical mood, and didn't give this book enough of a chance. After 25 pages, I just realized I was skimming the long descriptions of the setting to find some reason to care about the two main characters and coming up remarkably empty-handed and empty-hearted. The plot summary on the back cover makes the women so [...]
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ambyr Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
This is urban fantasy more of the Charles De Lint school than the modern paranormal romance type (though there is romance here), edging in places into magical realism. Lovely, lyrical nature descriptions link inexplicable occurrences, which the characters accept and move on from because it's all they've ever known. The first few chapters were a slog for me, but as the magic (and horror) thickened, my interested was caught.If I had one complaint, it's that, like some of De Lint, it seems to glori [...]
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Bruce Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
4 stars meaning that I am glad I read this book, it was more than just killing time in a neutral manner.A rare crossover book, in that it piqued Kathy"s (my partner)interest and she read it before I got to it. She liked it well enough.The title is a pretty good description of what goes on in this novel. It does leave out the strong connection to nature that pervades the whole thing. It would probably be more descriptively titled, Tree Trash Sex Magic.It's nice and steady all the way through, tho [...]
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Sandy D. Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
Wow. I don't even know how to classify this novel. Fantasy? Magico-realism? Eco-porn?It definitely has lots of trash, sex, and magic in it. The plot isn't as great as it could be - it's more like a long short story.I was drawn to this because it's set a stone's throw from where I spent the first 18 years of my life, on the banks of the Fox River in northern IL. The main characters are dirt poor and live in trailers in a small town.The descriptions of the wildlife, the trees, the fish, the floodi [...]
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Jennifer Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
This was a really different read. It's the first novel by Jennifer Stevenson and I think it's pretty darn good for a first novel.The story is hard to describe. It pretty much centers on Raedawn Somershoe and the people surrounding her. Her family. Her Loves. They all live in trailers on the Fox River and there is magic in the Earth and the women in this spot. Raedawn and her mother Gelia seem to be the epicenter for the magic - but others feel and experience it too. I feel like if I describe any [...]
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Aradia V Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
The title grabbed me immediately; so I bought it. It's well written, with great imagery. I'm really enjoying the underlying politics of classism, environmental rebellion, sexuality etc.
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phoenix Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
weird, but really quite good nevertheless.
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Simei Ruiz Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
2015 was surely a passive reading year. I was most of the time broke that's why I had only allowed myself to acquire books from Booksale (which is a thriftstore just for books obviously.) And this novel is one of my booksale finds. The thing is, I have a mini notepad or a phone with me whenever I go there. I list all those books that I had eyed upon, so that, I could check them out on GR first. Basically it's a see-the-review-first before-I-buy-them routine of mine. However, I always come back a [...]
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Kater Cheek Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
I bought this book primarily because of the publisher; they've done some other novels by Sean Stewart that I liked very much. I was hoping (in vain, I thought) that this novel would have the same heart and detail as Stewart's books. I knew it was crazy to think they'd be similar just because the covers resembled each other, but I hoped anyway.I wasn't disappointed. TRASH SEX MAGIC hits the urban fantasy genre from an oblique angle. Let me clarify: it's urban fantasy because it's fantasy set in a [...]
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Ashley Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
I wish that I had written this book. I really do. I’m looking at it on the desk next to me and am suddenly suffused with love as I want to take it into my arms. And not because of the sex either.The story takes place in a community north of Chicago, off the Fox River. Stevenson’s use of scene allowed me to visualize everything with remarkable clarity. But maybe that’s because I know what a string of worn down trailers looks like next to a burgeoning housing development. However, it wasn’ [...]
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Vinnie Tesla Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
Entertaining, engaging, and fresh; with some frustratingly sketchy and inconsistent aspects. Feels more like a really exciting and promising draft than a finished book.
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Janice Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
The title is pretty descriptive, I think, though there's lots more sex and magic than there is trash. Unless you're of the mindset who think that folks who live poor and have lots of sex are trash, I guess.There's a lot happening at the turning of the season (from winter to spring) here. There are developers that want to build by the river and run out the "Okies" (the term used a couple of times for the folks living in trailers on the riverbank). One of the guiding spirits of the place has been [...]
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Mawgojzeta Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
Wow. Loved this book. Dirty, messy, beautiful, life-affirming (and love-affirming) masterpiece. I will be buying this book as gifts for many of my friends and family.Read this excerpt: Rae stumbled away. What had he said last night?"I've borrowed a couple of spares. You won't be alone."No, that's not what he said. Rae glared hard at the ground between her muddy shoes, trying to remember, trying to tune in to the big, bright signal of his voice, now truly silent. But all she could hear was noise. [...]
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Cheryl Goveia Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
One of the most magical, sexy books I've ever read. There should be a new section for books like this called Nature EroticaI read this book as slowly as I could and in the middle of the night when I had insomnia, I would find fabulous dreaming afterwordsch a joy, I'm going to start reading it again! Excellent first novel!
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Kay Baird Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
Portrayals of sex and love and desire in terms of electricity, sun & moon music, mystical vegetative unions plus women who are workers with that energy, and have many relationships, completely confident and self-possessed about it.This is my kind of magical realism!Inspired me to recover my pagan sexy self.
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Carly Kirk Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
Oh my goodness, this is a book that just makes me wonder why on earth it was written. Nothing seems to come of it, no one grows or changes - the status quo is maintained and I didn't really like any of the characters much at all. There was a huge flood and I kinda wanted everyone to drown, even though I could see that wasn't were the author was going to take the plot.
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Colin Meyer Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
In the vein of Cruddy or Geek Love, but with a happy, satisfying end. Certainly not light. Mysterious redneck ignorant-wisdom. The mystery is danced around, explored by every character with their own lens, rich, thick, fecund.
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Jenniewren Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
I just finished reading this yesterday. I cannot say how much i enjoyed it. It's on my favourites list for sure. I think a few friends of mine will think so too *coughs CC, Ingo* magic and deep and also funny sexy hotness a joy. And I'm only about 30 pages in!
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Carol Evans Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
I loved this book. It was beautifully written, the characters were fantastic and I think it is one of the most unusual stories I've read for a long time. At heart, I guess, it's a cross between fantasy and romance.
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Gareth Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
Didn't finish - got about 20% through. There's nothing romantic or magical about poverty, neglect, and stupidity. Maybe the story picks up, but I didn't really want to read about the characters any more.
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Edwina Callan Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
Wow. What a strange read. Honestly, I didn't care for this book at all.It was pretty much disgusting the way the women had sex with Anyone and Everyone no matter how young or old.The title of this book should have been Trashy Sex.
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Frank Taranto Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
An interesting subarban fantasy, with some intersting characters.
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K Sep 26, 2020 - 07:50 AM
This gives a whole new meaning to "treehugging." Wow.
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Trash, Sex, Magic By Jennifer Stevenson A tender, joyful, raunchy, radiant novel Imagine The Metamorphoses or A Midsummer Night s Dream transported to the woods of Illinois When a development company cuts down a beloved tree, and tries to drive out Raedawn Summer s family, strange things start to happen.Raedawn Somershoe lives in a trailer on the banks of the Fox River She likes men and men like her It runsA tender, joyful, raunchy, radiant novel Imagine The Metamorphoses or A Midsummer Night s Dream transported to the woods of Illinois When a development company cuts down a beloved tree, and tries to drive out Raedawn Summer s family, strange things start to happen.Raedawn Somershoe lives in a trailer on the banks of the Fox River She likes men and men like her It runs in the family her mother, Gelia, can seduce a man just by walking across a road When they set their sights on a man, something magical happens Alexander Caebeau drives a bucketloader for a construction company He s lonely, homesick, tired of cutting down trees and putting up ugly buildings He dreams of going back to the Bahamas, but when Alexander meets Raedawn Somershoe, something magical happens Raedawn has just lost her lover Her mother is keeping secrets from her Her childhood sweetheart has come home and is looking for answers Riverfront developers want Rae and her family gone She may just be falling in love with Alexander Caebeau And the Fox River is beginning to rise Something magical is about to happen

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