After six story collections including Missed Her, the novel Bow Grip, and the nonfiction Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme, Ivan Coyote now collaborates with Rae Spoon for their new book Gender Failure. Inspired by their joint live show that toured the U.S. and Europe, the book gathers Coyote's and Spoon's struggles against a binary-ordered world, with multiple blurbers calling the result both heartbreaking and hilarious. Michelle Tea says it's "a dynamic, beautiful and important piece of literature."
Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Chronology of Water, says "This book profoundly changed my life; I will step into the word and lexicon of 'gender' differently, I will never be in my body in the same way, I am a different reader forever, and I am grateful. Gender Failure will take you apart and put you back together—I laughed my ass off, I cried my heart out, I yelled my head off, and I ended up in the only place that matters: love, compassion, with our whole bodies."