Slipperiness & Gender Identity: Stone Butch Blues
Brought to you by The Slippery Brain Sodality
a novel by Leslie Feinberg
"'Is it true? Is it real?' Oh it's real alright - so real, it bleeds."
(Click here to hear more from the author's afterword to the 10th anniversary edition.)
Winner of the 1994 Lambda Literary Award & the 1994 American Library Association Gay & Lesbian Book Award
There are any number of ways to describe this breathtaking, tender, and brutally honest work. As the publisher writes, it is a "brave, original novel," considered by some "to be the finest account ever written of the complexities of a transgendered existence." Equally important, it is a book about the struggle for human rights and a celebration of human diversity.
More from the publisher:
"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."
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