In Exile: The History and Lore Surrounding New Orleans Gay Culture and Its Oldest Gay Bar

In Exile: The History and Lore Surrounding New Orleans Gay Culture and Its Oldest Gay Bar

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by Frank Perez, Jeffrey Palmquist
     
 

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In Exile: The History and Lore Surrounding New Orleans Gay Culture and Its Oldest Gay Bar is the first comprehensive treatment of the history of gay New Orleans. Drawn primarily on the recollections of dozens of gay men and women, Frank Perez and Jeffrey Palmquist weave a fascinating narrative of how gay New Orleans evolved throughout the twentieth century.

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In Exile: The History and Lore Surrounding New Orleans Gay Culture and Its Oldest Gay Bar is the first comprehensive treatment of the history of gay New Orleans. Drawn primarily on the recollections of dozens of gay men and women, Frank Perez and Jeffrey Palmquist weave a fascinating narrative of how gay New Orleans evolved throughout the twentieth century. In addition to showing the incredible and previously unrecognized contributions gay people have made to New Orleans culture, In Exile also illuminates the darkness in which ordinary gay people lived secret double-lives for decades and chronicles the social forces which ultimately enabled gay New Orleanians to live openly and honestly. Written with graceful insight and thoughtful perception, In Exile is not only a captivating history book, it is also a beautiful meditation on the intersection of place and identity.

Editorial Reviews

Amos Lassen
"I was home at Lafitte’s as so many of us were and for me it is a place that holds many good memories. I often wondered why no one wrote a book about it and now someone has and it is quite a read. . . This is a real look at gay New Orleans and the role that one bar has played and it is a wonderful read. Interestingly enough there has not been much written about gay New Orleans yet it is one of the places many think of when they think about gay life in America."
Vinton Rafe McCabe
"So much is reported, so many legends examined, memories shared and tall tales told, that, after a while, the reader begins to feel that he knows the Café Lafitte so well that if he were to walk into the bar himself one day it would prove itself to be a ‘place where everybody knows your name.’”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905091997
Publisher:
LL- Publications
Publication date:
02/10/2012
Pages:
246
Sales rank:
889,147
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Frank Perez grew up in Louisiana and now lives in the French Quarter where he is a barfly at The Café: Lafitte in Exile.

Jeffrey Palmquist grew up in South Dakota and now lives in the French Quarter where he is a bartender at The Café: Lafitte in Exile.

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In Exile: The History and Lore Surrounding New Orleans Gay Culture and Its Oldest Gay Bar 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone looking for an interested read on the Gay French Quarter?  A must Read!