Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl

Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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Its 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 Pauls also got a secret: hes a shapeshifter. Oscillating wildly from Riot Grrrl to leather cub, Womens 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 Franciscoa journey through the deep queer archives of struggle and pleasure. Andrea Lawlors 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.
Topical Term: Shapeshifting
Gay culture
Lesbian culture
Riot grrrl movement
Fantasy fiction
Gays
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Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780525566199
Branch Call Number: eBOOK
PS3612.A956 P38 2017
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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trinmarie
Jul 07, 2019

Wanted to really love this, I think it's a unique/super interesting concept. It's just really vulgar and I always get sad about stuff like that

sclibrary_hlutke Jun 04, 2019

You just don't find books this unique that often. Don't miss out!

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rixonkj
May 21, 2019

Glitter, magic and mix tapes; humans who are delicate and fallible and real. This is my new favorite book.

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