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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Your breath quickens as you bend to bear me away. Your left arm curves across
my shoulder and throat. My face flushes, almost a hot flash, the shadow of an old
blush. I let myself lean back. You take the edge of my ear in your warm mouth.
Yet later, by myself in the night, I closed my eyes and returned to you, wordlessly,
and without a word you gathered me into your arms. You sent a black-and- white
postcard, an ambiguous figure in trenchcoat, pants, heavy shoes, striding ...
But she reminds me more of myself as a young bride, when with my husband, I
entered, unwitting, the home I thought of as ours. When I crossed that threshold, I
entered a house whose foundation depended on my docile hands, my laying it in
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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