Sunday, December 18, 2011

Oh, I almost neglected to mention the Band of Thebes "Best LGBT Books of 2011" list...

I always enjoy participating in this list – this year I chose Zipper Mouth by Laurie Weeks, and said:

Laurie Weeks’ Zipper Mouth is a novel so lush with language that casual neurosis and intimate decay take us skyward instead of sinking us, a bubble bath in an elevator. Listen: "Has it ever happened even once that she pushed the sheets off, bitter they weren't me, and moved around her kitchen making coffee in a haze, unhinged by love, brushing her teeth with Neosporin?" Also check out Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex, edited by Eric Stanley and Nat Smith, and A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski.

Browse the rest of the list here.


Oli said...

thank you for more fun books to read before school starts up again! winter looks gorgeous where you are; I hope it comes with some of the healing and relief you've been seeking. xx

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

Oli, thank you – winter is gorgeous here, and in 10 days I leave to go on my West Coast book tour and then move to Seattle – healing and relief, I hope so!!!

Love –