This brave memoir chronicles Pratt's struggle to overcome the repressive traditions of Southern womanhood and live her life honestly. It chronicles her youth, her marriage, her eventual decision to come out as a lesbian, and her life with transgendered activist and author Leslie Feinberg. Minnie Bruce Pratt is the author of We Say We Love Each Other, Rebellion, Crime Against Nature, Walking Back Up Depot Street, and The Dirt We Ate.
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I drink a bottle of thin sweet wine, and listen to a woman singing a vague promise
, an endless waterfall, a rock that will wear away. I make myself hard as the back
of she who turns her face away from me. Any stone thrown at me will shatter.
I look up and see her laughing on the platform, getting away with it, playing. No
one near her on the platform has raised a hand to punish her for defying man and
woman. I look up and see myself fifteen years earlier, sitting in my classroom on ...
On the exercise track at the state park I watch you jog away from me. Across the
river, the gigantic mirrors of skyscrapers reflect clouds, wisps of air. Behind us in
the harbor, the Statue of Liberty rears up like some huge toy at the beach.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ehough75 - LibraryThing
Amazing. Loved every aspect of this book. She shows how her thoughts and process have developed and changed over the years with both conversaitons, debates, and encounters with the people she has met ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dancingwaves - LibraryThing
An amazing book of vignettes that explore the ideas and intersections of love, sexuality, gender, and identity. A beautiful love letter to her partner, Leslie Feinberg. Read full review