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Paradise Rot

by Jenny Hval

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In this hyper-sensual portrayal of sexual awakening and queer desire, Jo, in a strange new country for university, finds herself in a house with no walls and a roommate with no boundaries.


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"A transformation is for me a much more interesting way to look at narrative than a 'story,' " Jenny Hval has said of her work. Barry Lewis/In Pictures via Getty Images hide caption

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