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Complementary Colors
     

Complementary Colors

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by Kate Evans
 
What happens when a 31-year-old straight woman falls in love with a lesbian?

It's 1993, and Gwen Sullivan is agitated. She's been married and divorced and is now living with her scientist boyfriend who loses himself in dark moods. Her job at a tutoring center and her work on the Bill Clinton-for-President campaign leave her vaguely dissatisfied. She hopes

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What happens when a 31-year-old straight woman falls in love with a lesbian?

It's 1993, and Gwen Sullivan is agitated. She's been married and divorced and is now living with her scientist boyfriend who loses himself in dark moods. Her job at a tutoring center and her work on the Bill Clinton-for-President campaign leave her vaguely dissatisfied. She hopes taking a night class in poetry might help. In the poetry class, the allure of two lesbians takes her by surprise. She can't get them out of her mind. This prompts her to question who she is-and who she wants to be.

Soon, Gwen cannot deny her intense attraction to one of the women, Jamie. The feeling is mutual, but Jamie, too, is in a long-term relationship-with a woman minister. As Jamie and Gwen become more and more entwined, Gwen must ask herself who she is and what she wants from life. She begins to see gender, sex and sexuality differently. And as she feels compelled to "confess" her love for Jamie to her women friends, she is continually surprised by their complex reactions. This leads her to make one of the most important decisions of her life.

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ISBN-13:
9781935407867
Publisher:
Vanilla Heart Publishing
Publication date:
08/19/2009
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
0.58(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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Complementary Colors 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
COMPLEMENTARY COLORS follows Kate Evans' first novel, FOR THE MAY QUEEN with an engaging story about a woman coming to terms with who she is and what she wants from life. As an aside, it happens that this involves examining her sexuality and making some difficult life choices, but the book is more about self-exploration and discovery than exploring alternate sexual orientations. I grew to like each of her characters a great deal as I read, and as I got to to know them better, I appreciated that Evans didn't default to the old, tired stereotypes that so often characterize books about coming out and lesbianism. This was a truly enjoyable read and I'm already looking forward to her next novel with enthusiasm!
Dee5000 More than 1 year ago
did not receive the book just two page overview