• Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl

    Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl
    Unity Wellington Stock : 20
    ISBN: 9781529009996
    Title: Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl
    Author: LAWLOR ANDREA


    'Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl is quite simply one of the most exciting - and one of the most fun - novels of the decade.' - Garth Greenwell


    It's 1993 and Paul Polydoris tends bar at the only gay club in a university town thrumming with politics and partying. He studies queer theory, has a lesbian best friend, makes zines, and is a flâneur with a rich dating life. But Paul's also got a secret: he's a shapeshifter. Oscillating wildly from Riot Grrrl to leather cub, Women's Studies major to trade, Paul transforms his body at will in a series of adventures that take him from Iowa City to Boystown to Provincetown and finally to San Francisco - a journey through the deep queer archives of struggle and pleasure.


    Andrea Lawlor's debut novel offers a speculative history of early 90s identity politics during the heyday of ACT UP and Queer Nation. Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl is a riotous, razor-sharp bildungsroman whose hero/ine wends his way through a world gutted by loss, pulsing with music, and opening into an array of intimacy and connections.


    'Playful, sexy, smart, and like nothing else I - or you - have ever read before.' - Carmen Maria Machado



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
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