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Generation Loss by Elizabeth Hand
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really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, queer, bisexual, mystery-thriller, american, new-york

Now that is how you write a compelling, sympathetic character who is messed up and self-destructive. I loved the gorgeous, effective writing, the subtle creeping up on you mystery, and Hand's evocative images and setting (the coast of Maine). I also loved how this book is deeply uninterested in respectability politics for queer characters. I will definitely be continuing with this series.
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Reading Progress

October 17, 2018 – Shelved
October 17, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
October 17, 2018 – Shelved as: fiction
October 17, 2018 – Shelved as: queer
October 17, 2018 – Shelved as: bisexual
October 17, 2018 – Shelved as: mystery-thriller
October 17, 2018 – Shelved as: american
March 24, 2021 – Started Reading
March 24, 2021 – Shelved as: new-york
March 24, 2021 –
page 10
3.77% ""I looked like what your mother dreams about in the middle of the night when you don't come home.""
April 6, 2021 – Finished Reading

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Allison Does "deeply uninterested in respectability politics for queer characters" mean queer characters are allowed to be as flawed as everyone else?


CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Allison wrote: "Does "deeply uninterested in respectability politics for queer characters" mean queer characters are allowed to be as flawed as everyone else?"

Uh, I would say these queer characters are much more than flawed--like messed up in interesting ways (;


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