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Lawlor, Andrea: Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl

It's 1993 and Paul Polydoris tends bar at the only gay club in a university town thrumming with politics and partying. He studies queer theory, has a dyke best friend, makes zines, and is a flâneur with a rich dating life. But Paul's also got a secret: he's a shapeshifter. Oscillating wildly from Riot Grrrl to leather cub, Women's Studies major to trade, Paul transforms his body at will in a series of adventures that take him from Iowa City to Boystown to Provincetown and finally to San Francisco - a journey through the deep queer archives of struggle and pleasure. Andrea Lawlor's debut novel offers a speculative history of early 90s identity politics during the heyday of ACT UP and Queer Nation. Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl is a riotous, razor-sharp bildungsroman whose hero/ine wends his way through a world gutted by loss, pulsing with music, and opening into an array of connections. 'It's a tight satisfying masterpiece.' Eileen Myles 'A touchingly sweet-hearted and deeply cool book.' Michelle Tea 'The liberatory rush of Lawlor's writing is as rare as it is contagious, not to mention HOT. Paul is on fire, and an antihero for the ages.' Maggie Nelson 'Successfully mixes pop culture, gender theory, and smut, but the great achievement here is that Paul is no mere symbol but a vibrantly yearning being' New Yorker

ISBN: 9781529009996
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Verlag Pan macmillan Ltd.
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2019
Seitenangabe 356 S.
Meldetext Lieferbar in ca. 10-20 Arbeitstagen
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H21.6 cm x B13.5 cm x D2.7 cm 370 g
Coverlag Picador (Imprint/Brand)
Autor*in Lawlor, Andrea
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