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Queer 13: Lesbian and Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade

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Forward by Dale Peck

Seventh grade: You remember it, don't you? Sweet sixteen seemed impossibly far away, an elegant, unattainable future. All that we had was the doldrums of thirteen — not so sweet, and definitely queer.

Now, some of the finest observers of the gay experience take us back to the homerooms and hallways of our youth, in a collection of original essays that captures that time of adolescence when social and sexual development was at its raging worst.

From gym class to kissing parties, obsessive crushes to after-school pummelings, every day held the possibility of discovery — and complete humiliation. For those of us who are gay, our sexuality added another twist, that extra little way we didn't quite fit in. It was a time of becoming who we truly are, a passage into adulthood that was as memorable as it was agonizing. Queer 13 tells these tales of teenage trauma — from funny to painful, reflective to literary — all ringing with the universal truths of a poignant, extraordinary time.

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The finest observers of the gay experience tell memorable tales of teenage trauma, all ringing with the universal truths of a poignant, hilarious, extraordinary time.

Synopsis:

In this unique anthology, 25 of the finest observers of the gay experience remember adolescence in a collection of essays that capture a time when social and sexual development was at its raging worst. In some ways, being 13 and gay wasnt different than being like any other kid. Group showers, homeroom, zits, voice changes, spin-the-bottle, and unrequited love were typical parts of the adolescent experience, but being gay was another twist, an extra way of not fitting in. Every day held the possibility of discovery and complete humiliation. Queer 13 tells these teenage tales of trauma, and ultimately growth.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688171612
Subtitle:
Lesbian And Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade
Author:
Chase, Clifford
Author:
by Clifford Chase
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Elementary
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Gays
Subject:
Gay students
Subject:
Lesbians' writings, American
Subject:
Gay men's writings, American
Subject:
Seventh grade
Subject:
Lesbian students
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. H-160
Publication Date:
19990818
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 11.84 oz

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"Synopsis" by , In this unique anthology, 25 of the finest observers of the gay experience remember adolescence in a collection of essays that capture a time when social and sexual development was at its raging worst. In some ways, being 13 and gay wasnt different than being like any other kid. Group showers, homeroom, zits, voice changes, spin-the-bottle, and unrequited love were typical parts of the adolescent experience, but being gay was another twist, an extra way of not fitting in. Every day held the possibility of discovery and complete humiliation. Queer 13 tells these teenage tales of trauma, and ultimately growth.
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