Rebel Yell: Stories by Contemporary Southern Gay Authors by Jay Quinn, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Rebel Yell: Stories by Contemporary Southern Gay Authors

Rebel Yell: Stories by Contemporary Southern Gay Authors

by Jay Quinn
     
 

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Fiction. Gay/Lesbian Studies. New to SPD. REBEL YELL continues the tradition of Southern literature with the work of contemporary gay men. Includes work by such contemporary Southern gay authors as Robin Lippincott, Jameson Currier, Walter Holland, John Trumbo, Andrew Beirele, George Singer, Jeff Mann, and editor Jay Quinn, whose own story, 465 Acres, examines one

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Fiction. Gay/Lesbian Studies. New to SPD. REBEL YELL continues the tradition of Southern literature with the work of contemporary gay men. Includes work by such contemporary Southern gay authors as Robin Lippincott, Jameson Currier, Walter Holland, John Trumbo, Andrew Beirele, George Singer, Jeff Mann, and editor Jay Quinn, whose own story, 465 Acres, examines one man's rebellion against the long-held expectations of farm and family. The rotting plantations of Faulkner and Williams have long been bulldozed to accommodate the spread of tract housing and shopping malls, but the tales of the South, now told by a current generation, still spring from the hearts, groins, and minds of its sons. REBEL YELL is a singular collection of those stories, told in the soft accents of the gay men who know both the horror and tenderness that is their heritage.

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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?--T.R. Salvadori, Margaret E. Heggan Free P.L., Hurffville, NJ Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781560231615
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
Gay Men's Fiction Series
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

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