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Spawn of Dykes to Watch Out For
     

Spawn of Dykes to Watch Out For

by Alison Bechdel
 

Where do babies come from? Storks? Sperm banks? Birth mothers? Adoption agencies? When Clarice and Toni set out to become parents, the situation is pregnant with possibility. Hang onto your 'freedom teething rings' as events unfold in anatomically correct detail. Alison Bechdel's fifth cartoon collection delivers in a big way. Winner, 1994 Lambda Literary Award for

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Where do babies come from? Storks? Sperm banks? Birth mothers? Adoption agencies? When Clarice and Toni set out to become parents, the situation is pregnant with possibility. Hang onto your 'freedom teething rings' as events unfold in anatomically correct detail. Alison Bechdel's fifth cartoon collection delivers in a big way. Winner, 1994 Lambda Literary Award for Humor.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Bechdel returns with her lovably P.C. lesbian community, in her fifth collection of stories chronicling the lives and loves of the staff at Madwimmin Bookshop. Bookstore staff includes ``sex-positive'' Lois; bookstore owner Jezanna; wheelchair-bound Thea; and Mo, political grouch in residence. Mo's lover, Harriet, wants to break up and Mo is not taking it well. Yuppie lesbians Toni and Clarice have decided to have a child by artificial insemination. Bechdel's story takes us through their parenting adventure in amusing sequences dealing with frozen-sperm deliveries, breaking the news to parents (or, in Toni's case, pretending there's a father) and the shock of baby-support groups--all subtly illuminating the problems that same-sex couples must face to have children. Bechdel handles Toni's labor and birth (a first for a syndicated comic strip?) with tasteful detail, humor and just the right amount of sentiment. Her black-and-white drawings are charming, carefully conceived and briskly comic. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563410390
Publisher:
Firebrand Books
Publication date:
10/28/1993
Series:
Dykes to Watch Out For Series , #5
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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