Jessica Thummel
Winner 2016
The Cure for Lonely
Jessica Thummel
Photo by: Bob McDevitt

Jessica Thummel is a writer from Dodge City, Kansas. Currently she lives in Denver, Colorado. Her novel, The Cure for Lonely (originally titled The Margins) is the coming-of-age story of Sam Gavin, a transman who moves from Kansas to San Francisco in the summer of 1989.

With him, he brings an old high-school friend and all of the baggage from their torrid past. While Sam learns to navigate the city and his newfound identity, he falls in love with Magdalene, a patient in the double-blind study where he administers pills, and he must decide just how much he wants to reveal. 

The Cure for Lonely is a novel about friendship and struggle, choices and what can't be taken back. It's about what we mean when we say ‘comfortable in our own skin.’

The Cure for Lonely
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