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Close to Spider Man by Ivan E. Coyote
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it was amazing
bookshelves: glbtq, short-stories

Brilliant! Teeny-tiny stories with a loose coming-of-age theme, set in the Yukon Territory. These short short stories (most are only a few pages) are clearly and bluntly written. The bleak setting of the Yukon is a wonderful backdrop to these stories of girls and gender and love and childhood and adolescence.

Standouts for me were "No Bikini" in which the small girl narrator joins the boys in swimming class, leaving her bikini top behind, and "Red Sock Circle Dance" in which the narrator pledges her ex-lover's little boy that she will be there for him to celebrate his queerness.

These are short stories in a slim book. I just wish there were more of them.
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Reading Progress

June 25, 2014 – Started Reading
June 25, 2014 – Shelved
June 27, 2014 – Shelved as: glbtq
June 27, 2014 – Shelved as: short-stories
June 27, 2014 – Finished Reading

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Judy Ebook?


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Judy Ebook?


Cheyenne Blue Yup, Ebook.


message 4: by Judy (new)

Judy Amazon or elsewhere


Cheyenne Blue I got it from Amazon. Not sure where else it's available.


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Judy Thank you my dear


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Judy Thank you my dear


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