Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl (US Ed)

Author(s): Andrea Lawlor


It¿s 1993 and Paul Polydoris tends bar at the only gay club in a university town thrumming with politics and partying. He studies queer theory, has a dyke best friend, makes zines, and is a flâneur with a rich dating life. But Paul¿s also got a secret: he¿s a shapeshifter. Oscillating wildly from Riot Grrrl to leather cub, Women¿s Studies major to trade, Paul transforms his body at will in a series of adventures that take him from Iowa City to Boystown to Provincetown and finally to San Francisco ¿ a journey through the deep queer archives of struggle and pleasure. Andrea Lawlor¿s debut novel offers a speculative history of early 90s identity politics during the heyday of ACT UP and Queer Nation. Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl is a riotous, razor-sharp bildungsroman whose hero/ine wends his way through a world gutted by loss, pulsing with music, and opening into an array of intimacy and connections.


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General Fields

  • : 9780525566182
  • : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • : Vintage
  • : April 2019
  • : .73 Inches X 5.16 Inches X 7.99 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 813.6
  • : 352
  • : Andrea Lawlor
  • : Paperback