The Tricking Hour
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Publisher Price: $18.00
Publisher: Robert Abad
Published: Oct 2 2022
Height: 0.17 Width: 6.00 Depth: 9.00
What is a world in which work disappears?
Time has never made any sense to me. Or rather, I am told the way I describe my experience of time does not add up. I am so disconnected from any common meter that I remain in disbelief of that sort of containment. I think this is what makes me a good whore so begins Irene Silt's The Tricking Hour.
Part anti-work polemic, part sex worker's confession, the luminous essays in The Tricking Hour envision a world organized around collective autonomy, survival, and care, instead of the compulsory exploitation of the body. Silt's dispatches-largely composed between June 2018 and October 2019 and first published as a monthly column in New Orleans' ANTIGRAVITY magazine-are already a cult classic in the movement for sex workers against work. Now collected in book form for the first time, with an additional essay written in 2022, The Tricking Hour is a vital account of sex, labor, and criminality in the twenty-first century.