YOUR LOVE IS NOT GOOD will not answer your questions. It won't tell you what the right stance to take on identity is, what the best way to navigate being a working artist is. Instead, Hevda has crafted a meditation on seeing, being seen, and the absolute exhaustion of living in the space between them. Their prose curls in on itself like an oil-slicked rag, pulling you into the rabbit hole of creation. A triumph.
Falling in lust with a gorgeous white model could be a great career move for a Korean American painter, unless it's the surest route to self-destruction. Your Love Is Not Good is a queer, dark-hearted satire of the glamour and ugliness of the art world-wrapped in a novel of uncommon punk elegance.
About the Author
Johanna Hedva is a Korean American writer, artist, andmusician who was raised in Los Angeles by a family of witches, and now lives inLA and Berlin. Hedva is the author of the essay 'Sick Woman Theory', originallypublished in 2016, which has now been translated into ten languages. Hedva isalso the author of the novel On Hell, which was one of Dennis Cooper'sfavourite books of 2018, and the nonfiction collection Minervathe Miscarriage of the Brain. Their albums are The Sun and the Moonand Black Moon Lilith in Pisces in the 4th House.