• Author JT LeRoy
  • Narrator Leigh Ledare, Winsome Brown
  • Publisher Blackstone Publishing
  • Run Time 5 hours and 28 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Narrative theme: Coming of age.

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What to expect

A reissue of the national bestselling novel by JT LeRoy/Laura Albert

Sarah never admits that she is his mother, but the beautiful boy has watched her survive as a “lot lizard,” a prostitute working the West Virginia truck stops. Desperate to win her love, he decides to surpass her as the best and most famous lot lizard ever. With his own leather miniskirt and a makeup bag that closes with Velcro, the young “Cherry Vanilla” embarks on a journey through the Appalachian wilds, dining on transcendental cuisine, supplicating to the mystical Jackalope, encountering the most terrifying of pimps, walking on water, being venerated as an innocent girl saint—and then being denounced as the devil.

By turns exhilarating and shocking, magical and realistic, Sarah brings urgency, wit, and imagination to an unknown and unforgettable world.

Critics Review

  • “Deft and imaginative.”

    New York Times
  • “[An] edgy but thoroughly engaging first novel…larger than life…comically Dickensian.”

    San Francisco Chronicle
  • “Genuinely moving.”

    Publishers Weekly
  • “JT LeRoy’s masterful imagination, command of story, and easy sense of the mythological are a rare combination that demands attention.”

    Toronto Star

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