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 begin to write, but only in my journal about my dreams: A woman and I are
sitting together, talking and looking at a book. Suddenly I thrust my hands to her
genitals and push her down. I wake flushed aroused with astonishing passion.
The flowers smell like dust. I drive home and put clean sheets on the double bed I
share with my husband. Crying bitterly, I lie down alone, vertiginous, nauseated
with desire. When I sleep, I dream: / am running down an endless sandy road, ...
Toward morning I dream: lam in that cold room in bed, in sheer black nightclothes
, sunlight over me. You (yet this is not you) sit in the kitchen with a man, and then
bring him in to look at me. When he leaves, you bring in two more men to look ...
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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