Fiction. LGBT Studies. Written from the broad perspectives of gay Southern writers, Rebel Yell: Stories by Contemporary Southern Gay Authors, dismantles and demystifies stereotypes, and presents fourteen individual narbatives about the experience of living as a gay man in Southern society. At times heartbreaking, and sometimes humorous, these stories of sexual awakenings and the search for acceptance and identity capture the nuances of Southern culture against backdrops as diverse as a Baptist church, a sleepy small town, and a roadside diner. This colorful collection of stories will appeal to fans of gay and/or Southern literature as well as academics and students studying gay and lesbian literature.
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Jay Quinn is a critic and regular columnist for Lambda Book Report. He is the acclaimed author of Mentor: A Memoir of Friendship and Gay Identify (currently available from Turnaround) and the forthcoming Metes and Bounds. He lives in North Carolina.From Library Journal:
Quinn, author of the memoir The Mentor, presents a superb collection of stories relating the Southern gay experience. While the stories are somewhat limited (all are from a rural, white, male perspective; most deal with the initial explorations of sexuality; and only a few could be considered to have a present-day setting), the authors do have something meaningful to share about growing up, falling in love, and accepting oneself. Quinn has done a nice job not only of gathering these fine stories but of choosing how one flows into the next. It's rare to find a collection that doesn't contain at least a few weak selections, and this one proves to be one of those exceptions. The book is recommended for several reasons. First, it is an excellent selection of stories. Second, voices from the South and from rural areas are absent in most gay literature collections. And third, these authors have something important to say. How often does that happen?DT.R. Salvadori, Margaret E. Heggan Free P.L., Hurffville, NJ
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Book Description Harrington Park Press, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1560231602