Leslie Feinberg

Stone Butch Blues

Woman or man? This internationally acclaimed novel looks at the world through the eyes of Jess Goldberg, a masculine girl growing up in the “Ozzie and Harriet” McCarthy era and coming out as a young butch lesbian in the pre-Stonewall gay drag bars of a blue-collar town. Stone Butch Blues traces a propulsive journey, powerfully evoking history and politics while portraying an extraordinary protagonist full of longing, vulnerability, and working-class grit. This once-underground classic takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride of gender transformation and exploration and ultimately speaks to the heart of anyone who has ever suffered or gloried in being different.
450 printed pages
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  • idiDalsheshared an impression5 years ago

    one of the most impressive books about LGBT society in 70th in America. novel about hard times and pain, deep love and true friendship, fears, betrayals and again love - all of the things that life consists.


  • b8820779243has quoted2 years ago
    ered Rocco sitting next to me. She reached forward and stroked my cheek. I touched my own face. Ifelt
  • b8820779243has quoted2 years ago
    “If you’re afraid to lose what you love, you’ll never be able to let go and feel it.
  • b8820779243has quoted2 years ago
    I emerged from behind the bar. It was the look on Theresa’s face that gave me the courage to raise my voice: You saw me standing alone. My voice cracked and pitched with embarrassment and emotion.

    Theresa chewed her lower lip and cried.

    Do-wah-do, my friends backed me up. Peaches stood behind me, waving the painted blue moon back and forth in a wide arc over my head.

    But then you suddenly appeared before me, I extended my hand toward Theresa. And when I looked the moon had turned to gold! Peaches flipped the moon to the gold side. Everyone cheered. Peaches curtsied and continued swaying with the moon.

    Theresa reached for me. I finished the song dancing in her arms.

    I realized it was true, I wasn’t alone. I had love of my own.

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