You're Not from Around Here, Are You?: A Lesbian in Small-Town America / Edition 1

You're Not from Around Here, Are You?: A Lesbian in Small-Town America / Edition 1

by Louise A. Blum
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0299170942

ISBN-13: 9780299170943

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

This is a funny, moving story about life in a small town, from the point of view of a pregnant lesbian. Louise A. Blum, author of the critically acclaimed novel Amnesty, now tells the story of her own life and her decision to be out, loud, and pregnant. Mixing humor with memorable prose, Blum recounts how a quiet, conservative town in an impoverished stretch

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This is a funny, moving story about life in a small town, from the point of view of a pregnant lesbian. Louise A. Blum, author of the critically acclaimed novel Amnesty, now tells the story of her own life and her decision to be out, loud, and pregnant. Mixing humor with memorable prose, Blum recounts how a quiet, conservative town in an impoverished stretch of Appalachia reacts as she and a local woman, Connie, fall in love, move in together, and determine to live their life together openly and truthfully.
    The town responds in radically different ways to the couple’s presence, from prayer vigils on the village green to a feature article in the family section of the local newspaper. This is a cautionary, wise, and celebratory tale about what it’s like to be different in America—both the good and the bad. A depiction of small town life with all its comforts and its terrors, this memoir speaks to anyone who has ever felt like an outsider in America. Blum tells her story with a razor wit and deft precision, a story about two "girls with grit," and the child they decide to raise, right where they are, in small town America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299170943
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Series:
Living out Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
571,469
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Will That Be MasterCard or Visa?1
Just Don't Do Anything Stupid15
Maybe It's Morning Sickness25
I'm Gay!!!43
Getting a Double Dose of It51
She Should Keep It in the Bedroom63
Welcome to Satan's Playground77
The Guys at the Sporting Goods Store Think You're the Greatest95
If There's a Blue Line in the Large Window 117
Well, Just Be Careful 129
The Precocious Child of an Eccentric Writer139
Why Don't I Run Down to the Liquor Store?149
Zoe = Life161
There Is Something Out There Known as Mother Nature169
This Is Your Conscience Speaking179
Hell—We're All Sinners!191
Your Silence Will Not Protect You201
It's Just So Hard to Get to Brooklyn215
Making Room for My Baby225
Give Me the Stamps235
Just Make Sure Your Water Isn't Leaking249
We Thought Maybe You'd Changed Your Mind257

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