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Leslie Feinberg

Stone Butch Blues

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” McCarthy era and coming out as a young butch lesbian in 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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    idiDalsheje podelio/la utisakпре 4 године

    one of the most impressive books about LGBT society in 70th in America. novel about hard times and pain, deep love and true friendship, fears, betrayals and again love - all of the things that life consists.


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    ered Rocco sitting next to me. She reached forward and stroked my cheek. I touched my own face. Ifelt
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    “If you’re afraid to lose what you love, you’ll never be able to let go and feel it.
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    I emerged from behind the bar. It was the look on Theresa’s face that gave me the courage to raise my voice: You saw me standing alone. My voice cracked and pitched with embarrassment and emotion.

    Theresa chewed her lower lip and cried.

    Do-wah-do, my friends backed me up. Peaches stood behind me, waving the painted blue moon back and forth in a wide arc over my head.

    But then you suddenly appeared before me, I extended my hand toward Theresa. And when I looked the moon had turned to gold! Peaches flipped the moon to the gold side. Everyone cheered. Peaches curtsied and continued swaying with the moon.

    Theresa reached for me. I finished the song dancing in her arms.

    I realized it was true, I wasn’t alone. I had love of my own.

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