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Author Lawlor, Andrea, author.

Title Paul takes the form of a mortal girl : a novel / Andrea Lawlor.

Publication Info. Chicago : Rescue Press, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Adult Fiction  FIC LAWLOR, A    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Adult Fiction  FIC LAWLOR    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 354 pages ; 19 cm
Series Open prose series
Summary 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 intimacy and connections.
Subject Shapeshifting -- Fiction.
Gay culture -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Lesbian culture -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Riot grrrl movement -- Fiction.
Gay culture. (OCoLC)fst01201219
Lesbian culture. (OCoLC)fst01201220
Riot grrrl movement. (OCoLC)fst01098066
Shapeshifting. (OCoLC)fst01748560
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
ISBN 9780986086991 paperback
0986086991 paperback
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