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Aye-Aye Books: Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl
Aye-Aye Books: Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl
Aye-Aye Books: Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl

Aye-Aye Books: Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl

£8.99

  • Working with Glasgow's Aye-Aye Books, Satellite's artist Holly McLean has selected Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl by Andrea Lawlor as part of a collection of books to accompany their exhibition If you get the knees right the rest should follow. Read more about Holly's exhibition here.

    It’s 1993 and Paul Polydoris tends bar at the only gay club in a university town thrumming with politics and partying. He studies queer theory, has a lesbian best friend, makes zines, and is a flâneur with a rich dating life. But Paul’s also got a secret: he’s a shapeshifter. Oscillating wildly from Riot Grrrl to leather cub, Women’s Studies major to trade, Paul transforms his body at will in a series of adventures that take him from Iowa City to Boystown to Provincetown and finally to San Francisco – a journey through the deep queer archives of struggle and pleasure.

    Andrea Lawlor’s debut novel offers a speculative history of early 90s identity politics during the heyday of ACT UP and Queer Nation. Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl is a riotous, razor-sharp bildungsroman whose hero/ine wends his way through a world gutted by loss, pulsing with music, and opening into an array of intimacy and connections.

    • Publisher : Picador; Main Market edition (20 Feb. 2020)
    • Language : English
    • Paperback : 320 pages
    • ISBN-10 : 1529007674
    • ISBN-13 : 978-1529007671
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