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Circa 2000: Lesbian Fiction at the Millennium

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An excerpt by Emma Donoghue The Fox on the Line

Any other June, we would be in Hengwrt by now. I would be waking up with the white-topped mountains ringed around me. Cader Idris, where the giant once sat, would raise its shoulder between me and all harm. Sitting under the snowy cherry tree, I would keep one ear cocked for the brook that sounds so much like a woman singing,
Paperback, 331 pages
Published July 1st 2000 by Alyson Books (first published 2000)
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Apr 08, 2016 Ana rated it liked it
Finally got through this. As I expected, a lot of the stories included were real duds: tiresome, the writing overwrought and uninteresting. But I think it was worth it for the handful that I enjoyed and that made me want to seek out the authors' other writing. I think my favorite was "Bread" by Rebecca Brown, which was just so precisely written and so strange that it was unforgettable. And I'm excited to read the longer works of Larissa Lai, Cynthia Bond, and Mei Ng that the stories in this coll ...more
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Nov 24, 2012 Mikael Kuoppala rated it really liked it
An impressive collection of contemporary lesbian fiction from 10 years ago. Many of these texts are very similar in style: lyrical, melancholic and graphic in their eroticism, but still I felt that the collection gave a pleasantly varied overview of the genre. The short stories were almost without exception brilliant, which is why it was even more annoying for me to observe an excess representation of novel excerpts. These were the weak point of the anthology, and the geek in me feels uneasy abo ...more
Mar 12, 2008 lia rated it really liked it
It was just pure luck that I read this right after reading Michelle Tea's collection. While not a polar opposite, this collection left behind the mission district and the teen angst while still being a rich collection on life and how hard relationships are and how our families fuck us up and take care of us. It still has the stories of childhood and teenagerdom, but pulls a little further forward.
Jan 04, 2010 Cass rated it it was ok
I appreciated an unexpected diversity of voices in this collection. It did make me wonder about what criteria was used to seek out and narrow down submissions, since it is hard to represent ALL lesbian literature in 300 pages. Overall, liked some stories, disliked others, probably as it should be since we can't all like everything!
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