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“This is not just a luminescent work, it is a transcendent and transformative one. Jill Malone finds and plays the desperate times of the teenaged years like an old Gibson. The reader is instantly, effortlessly, back in those halls of high school, the auditoriums and locker rooms and gyms, the whispered conversations in the library, solving math problems on the phone, sneaking out late at night, wondering, always wondering, if you have gone too far this time, or not far enough. . . . Malone continues to delight with each new book. Her writing reveals a sure, deft skill at the subtleties and ever-changing emotions of characters as they grow and progress. . . . Malone is the real thing, a novelist of great touch and tone, like a fine musician, the kind who play because they love the music and look up at the end of a song, surprised to find an audience.” —Lesbian.com, June 4, 2013

Between God and the army, fifteen-year-old Cole Peters has more than enough to rebel against. But this Chaplains daughter isnt resorting to drugs or craziness. Truth to tell, shes content with her soccer team and her band and her white bread boyfriend.

And then, of course, theres Meghan.

Meghan is eighteen years old and preparing for entry into West Point. For this she has sponsors: Coles parents. Theyre delighted their daughter is finally looking up to someone. Someone who can tutor her and be a friend.

But one night that relationship changes and Coles world flips.

Giraffe People is a potent reminder of the rites of passage and passion that we all endure on our road to growing up and growing strong. Award-winning author Jill Malone tells a story of coming out and coming of age, giving us a take that is both subtle and fresh.

Praise for Jill Malone's debut Red Audrey and the Roping:

"A lyrical, passionate novel about desire, about danger, and about the need for self-forgiveness. A wonderfully impressive writing debut."—Sarah Waters

"With its lyrical dialogue, complex characters, and atmospheric setting, this is a dazzling and dramatic debut."—Richard Labonte, Book Marks Reviews

"Finely tuned, daring, and perceptive, Malone's auspicious debut leaves us wanting more."—Booklist

Praise for Jill Malone's A Field Guide to Deception:

"This gem of a book avoids the second-book blahs and gives us a poignant, real story of relationships and all they cost."—OutSmart Magazine

"An absolutely gripping and beautifully written story."—AfterEllen.com

"Beautiful, essential reading."—Outinprint.net

Jill Malone's second novel, A Field Guide to Deception, won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction and was a finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Literary Award. Her first novel, Red Audrey and the Roping, won the Bywater Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Debut Fiction. Jill Malone is a regular blogger and her following is moving beyond the queer reading community. She lives in Spokane, Washington.

Synopsis:

Lambda Literary Award winner Jill Malone delivers a fresh and subtle take on the coming out story.

Synopsis:

Praise for Jill Malone's debut Red Audrey and the Roping:

"A lyrical, passionate novel about desire, about danger, and about the need for self-forgiveness. A wonderfully impressive writing debut."—Sarah Waters

"With its lyrical dialogue, complex characters, and atmospheric setting, this is a dazzling and dramatic debut."—Richard Labonte, Book Marks Reviews

"Finely tuned, daring, and perceptive, Malone's auspicious debut leaves us wanting more."—Booklist

Praise for Jill Malone's A Field Guide to Deception:

"This gem of a book avoids the second-book blahs and gives us a poignant, real story of relationships and all they cost."—OutSmart Magazine

"An absolutely gripping and beautifully written story."—AfterEllen.com

"Beautiful, essential reading."—Outinprint.net

Cole Peters thought life couldn't get any worse. Trapped between God and the Army, the teenage daughter of the Army Chaplain school dean at Fort Monmouth discovers a whole new peril opening up before her when she falls in love with her best friend. Her best girlfriend. Jill Malone delivers a fresh and subtle take on the coming out story.

Jill Malone's second novel, A Field Guide to Deception, won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction and was a finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Literary Award. Her first novel, Red Audrey and the Roping, won the Bywater Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Debut Fiction. Jill Malone is a regular blogger and her following is moving beyond the queer reading community. She lives in Spokane, Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781612940397
Author:
Malone, Jill
Publisher:
Bywater Books
Subject:
Lesbian
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-Lesbian Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Lambda Literary Award winner Jill Malone delivers a fresh and subtle take on the coming out story.

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Praise for Jill Malone's debut Red Audrey and the Roping:

"A lyrical, passionate novel about desire, about danger, and about the need for self-forgiveness. A wonderfully impressive writing debut."—Sarah Waters

"With its lyrical dialogue, complex characters, and atmospheric setting, this is a dazzling and dramatic debut."—Richard Labonte, Book Marks Reviews

"Finely tuned, daring, and perceptive, Malone's auspicious debut leaves us wanting more."—Booklist

Praise for Jill Malone's A Field Guide to Deception:

"This gem of a book avoids the second-book blahs and gives us a poignant, real story of relationships and all they cost."—OutSmart Magazine

"An absolutely gripping and beautifully written story."—AfterEllen.com

"Beautiful, essential reading."—Outinprint.net

Cole Peters thought life couldn't get any worse. Trapped between God and the Army, the teenage daughter of the Army Chaplain school dean at Fort Monmouth discovers a whole new peril opening up before her when she falls in love with her best friend. Her best girlfriend. Jill Malone delivers a fresh and subtle take on the coming out story.

Jill Malone's second novel, A Field Guide to Deception, won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction and was a finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Literary Award. Her first novel, Red Audrey and the Roping, won the Bywater Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Debut Fiction. Jill Malone is a regular blogger and her following is moving beyond the queer reading community. She lives in Spokane, Washington.

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