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Missed Her by Ivan E. Coyote
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May 26, 2017

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction-for-fun, short-stories, canlit

I really enjoyed this book. I had a problem deciding if I should shelve it with short-stories or memoir, but I bought it second hand with a library sticker on it saying FIC, so I trust unto librarians. The same week I read this I read Liz Duck-Chong's profile of Ivan in Kill Your Darlings, and experienced the same dissonance I experienced when I read Halberstam's Female Masculinity alongside a recent Halberstam interview. In both cases some things have shifted in the author's gender presentation, and possibly gender experience, but if it's public knowledge *what* shifted or why, I don't know it. Which is fine, but the dissonance comes in in that something in their old self-presentation, the butch identity that both is and is not woman, speaks to me. I'm not sure what it is, and it feels kind of weird to go looking for it knowing that's no longer how the author thinks of themself.
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Reading Progress

October 17, 2016 – Shelved
October 17, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
May 25, 2017 – Started Reading
May 26, 2017 – Shelved as: fiction-for-fun
May 26, 2017 – Shelved as: short-stories
May 26, 2017 – Finished Reading
May 19, 2018 – Shelved as: canlit

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