Eighty Sixed

Author: David B. Feinberg
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802139023
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Chronicles the experiences of the gay community as seen through the eyes of B.J. Rosenthal, whose life and world change drastically as AIDS has its impact on gays and nongays alike. Reprint.

Old Rosa

Author: Reinaldo Arenas
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802134066
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A terrifying and beautiful novel, Old Rosa is composed of two stories that converge on a single charged point in the lives of a Cuban mother and son. In the first, the mother finds her son in bed with another boy; in the second, the son is imprisoned in one of Castro’s camps for homosexuals.

Queer Ricans

Author: Lawrence Martin La Fountain-Stokes
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452914281
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Exploring cultural expressions of Puerto Rican queer migration from the Caribbean to New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes analyzes how artists have portrayed their lives and the discrimination they have faced. Proposing a radical new conceptualization of Puerto Rican migration, he reveals how sexuality has shaped and defined the Puerto Rican experience in the United States.

Beauty Salon

Author: Mario Bellatin
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
ISBN: 9780872864733
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Biting social allegory from one of Mexico's most exciting young authors: edgy, lyrical and cynically hopeful.

From Macho to Mariposa

Author: Charles Rice-González
Publisher: Lethe Press
ISBN: 159021241X
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Prepare yourself to dance in a disco in Silver Lake, check out papis in Orchard Beach, cross the border from Guatemala to Mexico on your way to the U.S., see a puro macho bathe in a river in Puerto Rico, make love under a full moon in the Dominican Republic, sigh at a tender moment in an orange grove in Lindsay, visit a panaderia in Kansas, see a full blown birthday party in Juarez, and be seduced by a young artist in the South Bronx. These are some of the stories in this collection of thirty gay Latino writers from around the United States. There are ''don't mess with me''' divas, alluring bad boys, and sexy teenagers, but also empowered youth for whom being queer is not a question and a family that grows wings on their heads. The infectious rhythms of House music in New York City are adjacent to cumbia in Mexico, next to reggaeton in Puerto Rico, alongside Latin pop in L.A. and merengue in an east coast city. But the spectrum of experiences and emotions that inhabit our days gives these stories dimension and gay/queer Latinos a common ground. The stories are vibrantly varied and clearly connected in this ''era of lost signals'' in which we live.

The Diesel

Author: Thani Al-Suwaidi
ISBN: 098386831X
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Critically shunned when it was first published in 1994, nearly two decades before the rest of the world ever envisioned an Arab Spring, Emirati author Thani Al-Suwaidi saw a cultural shift on the horizon and his novel now serves as a revelation for the modern world—a stream-of-consciousness dissection of an orthodox past and a perilous future which is no longer preventable. With the power of petroleum greater than any society could have imagined, especially in the Middle Eastern communities where it is produced, this story challenges the inhabitants and inheritors of those traditions to push beyond and consider who they are and what they desire. Among contrasting cultures, characters, and mystical creatures in a small Arab community—one accustomed to ancestral attitudes and social constraints—Al-Suwaidi examines this force as ultimately segregating fathers and sons, villages and empires, and love and lust.

The World of Normal Boys

Author: K. M. Soehnlein
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 9781575666617
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Living in suburban New Jersey in the 1970s is quiet for Robin until his brother is killed in an accident, causing the relationship with his family to deteriorate as he rebels against his middle-American lifestyle.

Written on the Body

Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307763595
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The most beguilingly seductive novel to date from the author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. Winterson chronicles the consuming affair between the narrator, who is given neither name nor gender, and the beloved, a complex and confused married woman. "At once a love story and a philosophical meditation."--New York Times Book Review.

Mariposas An Anthology of Modern Queer Latino Poetry

Author: Emanuel Xavier
Format: PDF
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"An 800-year-old tradition of Hispanic poetry gets a substantial augmentation, and at the same time, a wondrous makeover, with the rich, varied, sensual, often bi-lingual work in this collection."--Felice Picano.

The Empty Family

Author: Colm Toibin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143919596X
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A follow-up to the award-winning Brooklyn includes the stories "The Street," in which Pakistani workers in Barcelona pursue a taboo affair; and "Two Women," in which a taciturn Irish set designer confronts repressed emotions while working in her homeland.