The Tricking Hour (Paperback)

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No more victims, only more criminals. Please heed the words of this magnificent beneficent queen-alicent comrade, an astounding person and my hero (did you ever know?) to whom I aspire. Goodnight, Irene / Goodnight, Irene / I kiss / you in / my dreams.

— From Kaveh


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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781736210451
ISBN-10: 1736210459
Publisher: Deluge Books
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2022
Pages: 80
Language: English