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Stone Butch Blues

Feinberg, Leslie

Published by Firbrand Books, U.S.A., 1993
ISBN 10: 156341029X / ISBN 13: 9781563410291
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Title: Stone Butch Blues

Publisher: Firbrand Books, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Signed: Inscribed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Trade paperback. A very clean and well preserved copy. Winner of the LAMBDA award in 1994. Inscription reads: "To Joan, in the spirit of Stonewall". Bookseller Inventory # 003275

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Synopsis: Published in 1993, this brave, original novel is considered to be the finest account ever written of the complexities of a transgendered existence.Woman or man? Thats the question that rages like a storm around Jess Goldberg, clouding her life and her identity. Growing up differently gendered in a blue--collar town in the 1950s, coming out as a butch in the bars and factories of the prefeminist 60s, deciding to pass as a man in order to survive when she is left without work or a community in the early 70s. This powerful, provocative and deeply moving novel sees Jess coming full circle, she learns to accept the complexities of being a transgendered person in a world demanding simple explanations: a he-she emerging whole, weathering the turbulence.

From the Inside Flap: Winner of the American Library Association Gay & Lesbian Book Award and the Lambda Literary Award.

Woman or man? This internationally acclaimed novel looks at the world through the eyes of Jess Goldberg, a masculine girl growing up in the "Ozzie-and-Harriet" McCarthyite era and coming out as a young butch lesbian into the pre-Stonewall gay drag bars of a blue-collar town. Stone Butch Blues traces a propulsive journey, powerfully evoking history and politics while portraying an extraordinary protagonist full of longing, vulnerability, and working-class grit. This once-underground classic takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride of gender transformation and exploration and, ultimately speaks to the heart of anyone who has ever suffered or gloried in being different.

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