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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CORNFIELD O n this night of the full moon I've come with my old friend to
celebrate my getting older , my birthday . We've had supper at the Southern Grill ,
a diner at a crossroads that has nothing else but a gas station . The restaurant's
The first night we ever went out in your city , on a street corner a block from your
apartment , a carload of white men careened by , screamed at you , “ Faggot ! ”
We were holding hands , I was in a skirt that swirled , but they could see we were
Outside the frame is a woman we can not see : A white woman , lying in the dirt of
her front yard , whipped into tatters for being a slut , white trash , the skirt of her
dress blowing like torn paper in the night wind . Far outside the frame is another ...
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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
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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