by Kelly Sinclair
Copyright Year: 2013
Publisher: Blue Feather Books Ltd
Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Electronic Format Available
No. of Pages: 164
Series: Tantona Trilogy
No. In Series: 3
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The stunning conclusion to the Tantona Trilogy, that started with Accidental Rebels, and continued in If the Wind Were a Woman. In the summer of 1951, a hate crime happened in a small Texas town. It was covered up at the time, but the deadly event changed the lives of everyone involved. One of those, E. L. ‘Marty’ Signoret, went on to write a famous young adult novel similar in impact to ‘To Kill a Mockingbird. ‘ Now in her eighties, Marty returns to Tantona, Texas, accompanied by her young would-be biographer. Marty is there for the funeral of Roberta-the closeted lesbian who left a path of wounded lovers in her lifetime. Roberta Steinhall, beautiful and ruthless, was the queen of the closet for over sixty years, yet she must have been a teenager once. Must have been ready to risk everything for the love of a girl. That girl was Marty. A house burned down; a life was lost. Lies were told and secrets buried. Now Marty is ready to tell the truth to a circle of lesbians and gay men who knew Roberta in her prime. In flashbacks that comprise most of the novel, we relive that summer of ’51, where a Latino man courts Marty’s married sister, a Jewish girl tries to keep her Christian boyfriend under wraps-and teen lovers Marty and Roberta are faced with a life-or-death decision.
Author is Lesbian
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