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The Gilda stories : a novel

Author: Jewelle Gomez
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Firebrand Books, ©1991.
Series: Black women writers series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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About The Gilda Stories.

"This intriguing vampire yarn features well-developed characters and philosophical excursions upon the angst of perpetual outsiderhood and the very human quest for companionship and love"--ALA Booklist

About Forty-Three Septembers.

"In this collection of 15 personal essays ... words flow with an ease, honesty, and intellect that is mesmerizing"--Library Journal

Popular, respected, and widely published author Jewelle Gomez combines exciting new work with classic stories in this memorable collection of short fiction.

As in The Gilda Stories, her acclaimed Black lesbian vampire novel, Don't Explain is marked by the writer's trademark rich, highly sensual language. Here, too, we find a layering of themes: the complexities of relationships exploring racial, class, and generational boundaries; the abuse of children; the hunger for love and connection.

Well-versed in the traditions of African-American writing, Gomez moves from lesbian life in Boston in the 1960s (the title story) to a futuristic fantasy, "Houston", a previously unpublished Gilda story. The centerpiece novella, "Lynx and Strand", explores some of the darkest dreams and fears of American culture as we hurtle toward the millenium

The breadth of Jewelle Gomez's literary reach is amply illustrated, as she continues to entice and entertain her readers in Don't Explain with her sweetly erotic excursions and encompassing vision.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Horror fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gomez, Jewelle, 1948-
Gilda stories.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Firebrand Books, ©1991
(DLC) 91011706
(OCoLC)23286643
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jewelle Gomez
ISBN: 9780872866997 0872866998
OCLC Number: 624467536
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Lambda Literary Award, 1991
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Series Title: Black women writers series.
Responsibility: Jewelle Gomez.

Abstract:

About The Gilda Stories.

"This intriguing vampire yarn features well-developed characters and philosophical excursions upon the angst of perpetual outsiderhood and the very human quest for companionship and love"--ALA Booklist

About Forty-Three Septembers.

"In this collection of 15 personal essays ... words flow with an ease, honesty, and intellect that is mesmerizing"--Library Journal

Popular, respected, and widely published author Jewelle Gomez combines exciting new work with classic stories in this memorable collection of short fiction.

As in The Gilda Stories, her acclaimed Black lesbian vampire novel, Don't Explain is marked by the writer's trademark rich, highly sensual language. Here, too, we find a layering of themes: the complexities of relationships exploring racial, class, and generational boundaries; the abuse of children; the hunger for love and connection.

Well-versed in the traditions of African-American writing, Gomez moves from lesbian life in Boston in the 1960s (the title story) to a futuristic fantasy, "Houston", a previously unpublished Gilda story. The centerpiece novella, "Lynx and Strand", explores some of the darkest dreams and fears of American culture as we hurtle toward the millenium

The breadth of Jewelle Gomez's literary reach is amply illustrated, as she continues to entice and entertain her readers in Don't Explain with her sweetly erotic excursions and encompassing vision.

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