Voyages Out 2 by Julie Blackwomon; Nona Caspers

cover of the book Voyages Out 2Voyages Out 2 by Julie Blackwomon; Nona Caspers
Genre: Anthology – Fiction
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Published: 1990
Publisher: Seal Press
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Format: Trade Paperback
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No. of Pages: 168
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ISBN: 931188903
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For Vogages Out 1 see Paula Martinac or Carla Tomaso Brief short stories centering on urban women discovering the hard knocks of life as well as its pleasures and ironies From Publishers Weekly The second in Seal’s series of short-story collections by lesbians is decidedly uneven, with flashes of insight and some entertaining moments. Blackwomon’s offerings are generally the stronger. Her tale ‘Ophelia’ is about a white woman who demands that people around her accept her ‘inner self’–a self that she sees as black. In ‘Marcia Loves Jesus, ‘ a woman announces that she wants to ‘be with Jesus, ‘ and her lover wryly reminds her that there is no feminism or Grand Marnier in heaven. Caspers’s ‘Chicken Dyke’ describes a humorous, though traumatic, evening in a lesbian bar with a woman who finds it easier to sleep with a stranger than to ask her to dance. In one of the weaker stories, ‘When I First Kissed Marsha Brady . . . , ‘ the narrator visits TV’s squeaky-clean Brady Bunch only to discover that Marsha is a lesbian and her siblings include a kleptomaniac and a neo-Nazi. Blackwomon’s work has been anthologized in Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology and Caspers’s in Word of Mouth . Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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