|"In Sanders's hands, what is usually cliché or gratuitous is hot." -Amy Ray of the Indigo GirlsAward-winning novelist Lauren Sanders offers a story about the isolation and loneliness of adolescence and the neglect-benign as it may be-of the familial, cultural, and political institutions that are supposed to provide some sort of "support system."Lauren Sanders is a novelist and journalist who lives in New York City. Her highly acclaimed debut novel, Kamikaze Lust (Akashic, 2000), won a 2001 Lambda Literary Award. Sanders's writing has appeared in many publications including the American Book Review, Poets & Writers, and Time Out New York.