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Snagglepuss reimagined as a tragic Tennessee Williams figure, forthcoming queer and feminist books, and more LGBTQ news…… read more
In The Gay Revolution, Faderman takes on our collective LGBT history from the pre-Stonewall days through to now. It’s a massive undertaking and Faderman approaches it with diligence, tenacity and just the right touch of awe…. read more
It’s a strange thing. We never really know what our pets are feeling, and yet we’re so often convinced they either love us or hate us. Consider Benoit Denizet-Lewis, author and owner of a nine-year-old Labrador-Golden Retriever mix. “Casey’s really good at looking miserable,” Denizet-Lewis complains to his psychoanalyst. He hopes his upcoming cross-country road… read more
While still rooted in the loss and triumph of bloody battles, Myers challenges the well-worn patriot’s tale by focusing on Deborah Sampson Gannett, a real-life historical figure who successfully disguised herself as a man in order to enlist in the Revolutionary army…. read more
Families don’t just happen. Gay, straight, single or coupled, nobody could possibly find it easy to build (and maintain) a happy, healthy family. Maybe nobody ever gets it completely right, but Dan Bucatinsky’s Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight? (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster), a memoir of his experience thus far as a gay father, provides… read more
From the “cross country road trips” in Trebor Healey’s A Horse Named Sorrow, to a “contemporary look at AIDS and cultural memory loss” in Sarah Schulman’s The Gentrification of the Mind, to Cheryl Burke’s “gritty, kinetic, and ultimately triumphant portrait of the East Village queer performance scene in the ’90s” in My Awesome Place, this list… read more
The New York Times calls Andrew Solomon’s new book Far From the Tree “a generous, humane and — in complex and unexpected ways — compassionate book about what it means to be a parent.”… read more
“There’s no question that I’ve always identified with a wide range of sexual desires.”
By now, John Irving trusts his audience to suspend its recognition of his set pieces—something like a regional stage director presenting a re-purposed backdrop. In his latest novel, In One Person, those mainstays —an absentee father, wrestling mats, “sexual outsiders”— are transformed through a shift in point of view and tone (less darkly comic, more serious). Moreover, this time out, someone in Irving’s world fesses up to harboring bisexual desires.
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“I’m queer, much of my world is queer. It would feel weird to create a fictional world without queer characters in it. Plus, the ways we inhabit our lives is fiercely interesting to me. Our place in the greater culture is changing and I want to chronicle that.”
Carol Anshaw’s Carry the One is a complex story about three siblings, one of which is a lesbian. They are catapulted into different directions after one fatal accident, a moment they can pinpoint as the night that changed their lives. Carry the One is about addiction, love, loss, recovery, and time. It’s harrowing and wonderfully crafted.
Ms. Anshaw kindly agreed to answer a few of Lambda’s questions about her new novel…. read more