What would you do if you were cursed by a terrible decision: to take on the pain of others or to make others take on your pain? For one woman and her girlfriend, it isn’t a question. Unnamed, though anything but insignificant, these girls take on the world’s burdens on top of their own as marginalized queer women. Accepting the legendary role of the Receiver, both girlfriends represent the resilient voices of those who aren’t often heard, bearing the weight of struggles they shouldn’t have to face alone. As a story with an unconventional approach to literary style, told in three parts and an epilogue, The Receiver is about fighting for love, family, and a better future. But is the world too much for one person to handle alone? Can these women withstand the pain of the curse on top of the discrimination from society? from their own family? Who is the Receiver, and will her love sustain her?