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Emerald City Blues

4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  3 reviews
When the comfortable yuppie world of Chris Olson and Jenifer Hart collides with the desperate lives of Reb and Flynn, two lesbian runaways struggling to survive on the streets of Seattle, the forcast is trouble. A gritty, enormously readable novel of contemporary lesbigay life which raises real questions about the meaning of family and community, and about the walls we con ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by Rising Tide Press
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I bought Emerald City Blues in the Seattle Mystery Bookshop. It's something of a mystery to me how it ended up there, but I'm happy that it did. Emerald City Blues is a heartwarming romp through 1990s Seattle. Not the tech side of Microserfs, but the other side. It follows the lives of runaways and "yups" as they navigate intersecting life experiences, challenges, and relationships. While heartwarming, the story resisted corny simplicity and frequently surprised me by supplying the characters wi ...more
This sweet and gritty novel is properly about teen troubles and lesbian love (teenage and adult). As might be expected from an expert author of speculative fiction (the Isis series), the narrative concerns itself with the sociological dimension of the characters' adventures. The writing is excellent (Stewart has a real gift for bringing settings to life, and her Seattle is so much more physically immediate than the futureworld of Isis, it feels you're IN it while you read). For some reason, the ...more
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Despite the occasional cliche, this lesbian romance is off-beat enough that it made for a compelling read. The tale of the intersecting lives of two runaways and two yuppies, the story had a strong undercurrent of social commentary and a surprising ending.
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Jean Stewart was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She loves books, music, movies, dogs, and people who laugh. She was a teacher and a coach for a while, but now she writes. She lives near Seattle with her partner, Susie, two badly behaved dogs, and a reclusive Maine Coon cat named Emily Dickinson.
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