Stray City by Chelsey Johnson


A warm, funny, and whip-smart debut novel about rebellious youth, inconceivable motherhood, and the complications of belonging to a city, a culture, and a family—when none of them can quite contain who you really are.

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All of us were refugees of the nuclear family…

Twenty-three-year-old artist Andrea Morales has escaped her Midwestern Catholic childhood—and the closet—to create a home and life for herself within the thriving but insular lesbian underground of Portland, Oregon. But one drunken night, reeling from a bad breakup and a friend’s betrayal, she recklessly crosses enemy lines and hooks up with a man. To her utter shock, Andrea soon discovers she’s pregnant—and despite the concerns of her astonished circle of gay friends, she decides to have the baby.

A decade later, when her precocious daughter, Lucia, starts asking questions about the father she’s never known, Andrea is forced to reconcile the past she hoped to leave behind with the life she’s worked so hard to build.

Stray City by Chelsey Johnson