The national bestselling first novel by a virtuosic young talent.
Cherry Vanilla, twelve years old with a penchant for short leather skirts and make-up, has one dream: to become the most famous 'lot lizard', or truck stop whore, in the business. With his blond curls and his naked ambition he is determined to be more woman than most, and to match his idol, rival, and mother, Sarah. Adopting her name and sex, he heads off into the dangerous and fantastic worlds pocketed away in the West Virginian wilds. On his journey for fame he meets with sinister pimps, luck-restoring Jack-a-lopes, superstitious prostitutes who take him for a saint, and a host of bizarre and beautiful outcasts that make up his unusual, heartbreaking world.
About the Author
J.T. LeRoy was born in 1980. First published at the age of sixteen, he has since published articles and stories in "Spin, Nerve, NY Press," and several anthologies, under the pseudonym Terminator. He lives in San Francisco.