Gay Reads Book Club: Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl
Join the Gay Reads book club to discuss classic and contemporary literature by LGBTQ2IA+ authors. We’ll read across genres to uncover queer sensibilities, alternative canons, and exciting new voices. In a previous era, the club met every two months at La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly with host Kathleen Fraser. These days we’re meeting VIRTUALLY, via Zoom!
At our next meeting, Wednesday, November 4th, at 7 PM EST, we’ll discuss PAUL TAKES THE FORM OF A MORTAL GIRL by Andrea Lawlor.
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PAUL TAKES THE FORM OF A MORTAL GIRL
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 flaneur with a rich dating life. But Paul’s also got a secret: he’s a shapeshifter. Oscillating wildly from Riot Grrrl to leather cub, Paul transforms his body and his gender at will as he crossed the country––a journey and adventure through the deep queer archives of struggle and pleasure.
Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl is a riotous, razor-sharp bildungsroman whose hero/ine wends his/her way through a world gutted by loss, pulsing with music, and opening into an array of intimacy and connections.