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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You breathe harder , the pulse of your chest light against my naked back . Your
starched shirt rasps my skin , friction of thin cotton . Your breath quickens as you
bend to bear me away . Your left arm curves across my shoulder and throat .
The fluorescent light brightens in the little deli , as if a cloud has shifted from the
sun . Your words become sharper and more distinct , someone turning up the
volume on a radio . I see and hear the bothness , the severalness of this moment
, a ...
We will wake in the light of a new creation , as if we have walked back into the
garden , to have a room shadowed with trees of hibiscus and palm , a bed where
we can briefly lie , side by side , with only the sunlight to clothe us ...
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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