Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore talks to Jezebel about Sketchtasy
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore talks to Jezebel about her acclaimed novel Sketchtasy:"For me, that’s what resisting nostalgia is about—actually expressing the nuance and the layers, the complications, and the places where we’re completely trapped instead of creating a kind of glossy product that’s ready for consumption like we see with a lot of the packaging of the 1990s right now. The opposite of nostalgia is truth, so that’s what I’m reaching for with this book."
Set in Boston in 1995, Sketchtasy takes place in that late-night moment when everything comes together, and everything falls apart: it's an urgent, glittering, devastating novel about the perils of queer world-making in the mid-'90s.
You can read the entire interview here.