Lorrie Sprecher
writer, musician, activist                            


Pissing in a River

Coming in June from The Feminist Press

Amanda moves to London with nothing but her guitar and her collection of punk music as the soundtrack to her every step. With the company of a few friendly voices in her head, she looks for—and finds—a best friend and new lover. She forms a band, Lesbian Raincoat, and completely rewrites the story of her life.

In this irreverently funny yet profound novel, Amanda risks deportation, recalls the fervor of AIDS activism in the US, connects to the class struggle of punk, and finds redemption in love. But she also must confront her own mental illness, her lover's rape, and the violence of post-9/11 politics. Pissing in a River captures the glee and turbulence of surviving the cacophony of modern life.

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Contact Lorrie at:  kurtrat@aol.com  


is now available for download at iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon MP3 and other fine digital distribution sites.  

The EP by Lorrie's band Sugar Rat includes four original songs from the novel and one bonus track from a forthcoming novel.  It was mixed and mastered by Nick Dawes at Cave Studio, Nice, France.

Kirkus calls Lorrie Sprecher's first novel Sister Safety Pin
a "standout" with "a unique voice."

Lorrie is currently working on a third novel,
Kennedys Are Unlucky.

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