You're Not from Around Here, Are You?: A Lesbian in Small-Town America / Edition 1 by Louise A. Blum | 9780299170943 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0299170942

ISBN-13: 9780299170943

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

"Blum is a superb writer."

-Feminist Bookstore News

Put together 20 million frozen sperm, two funny women, and one impoverished stretch of Appalachia and what do you get? A wise and celebratory tale by Louise A. Blum, author of the critically acclaimed novel, Amnesty, who now uses her razor wit and deft precision to tell the story of her own life.

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"Blum is a superb writer."

-Feminist Bookstore News

Put together 20 million frozen sperm, two funny women, and one impoverished stretch of Appalachia and what do you get? A wise and celebratory tale by Louise A. Blum, author of the critically acclaimed novel, Amnesty, who now uses her razor wit and deft precision to tell the story of her own life.

With the help of a tiny sperm vial they call "Dad," she and her partner decide to have a child, unleashing a storm of controversy in their small town. From a glowing feature article in the family section of a local newspaper to the resulting prayer vigils on the village green, the town responds in radically different ways to their presence. A depiction of small-town life with all its comforts and its terrors, this memoir will speak to anyone who's ever felt like an outsider in America.

Author Biography: Louise A. Blum has published poetry, short stories, and a novel, Amnesty, a finalist for the 1996 Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Fiction. A graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop, she is associate professor of English at Mansfield University in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, and lives in Corning, New York.

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
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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