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Stone Butch Blues

Feinberg, Leslie, 1949-2014. Book Download - 1993 Community Rating: 5 out of 5

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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? That's 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 1950's, 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. Leslie Feinberg is also the author of Trans Liberation , Trans Gender Warriors and Transgender Liberation , and is a noted activist and speaker on transgender issues.

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Year Published: 1993
Format: Book Download

SUBJECTS
Coming out (Sexual orientation) -- Fiction.
Transgender people -- Fiction.
Lesbians -- Fiction.
Psychological fiction.