Cultural Writing. Poetry. Gay/Lesbian Studies. HIS HANDS, HIS TOOLS, HIS SEX, HIS DRESS examines the complicated and critical relationship between lesbians and their fathers and the way it permeates and shapes their lives. This collection of poems and essays by 23 critically acclaimed lesbian writers - including Tristan Taormino, Gretchen Legler, Karin Cook, and Holly Hughes - encompasses the breadth of American experience, white and black, Jewish and Catholic, wealthy and working-class and poor. HIS HANDS, HIS TOOLS, HIS SEX, HIS DRESS expresses all the love, power, and pain of the dynamic relationship between fathers and lesbian daughters. "At last, a book about the father-lesbian daughter reletionship -- the identifications, attractions, conflicts, and joys. A must read" -- Suzanne Lasenza, coeditor of Lesbians and Psychoanalysis.