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Paul takes the form of a mortal girl

Andrea Lawlor

Paul takes the form of a mortal girl

a novel

by Andrea Lawlor

  • 116 Want to read
  • 39 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gay culture,
  • Fiction,
  • Riot grrrl movement,
  • Shapeshifting,
  • Lesbian culture

  • About the Edition

    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.

    Edition Notes

    StatementAndrea Lawlor
    SeriesOpen prose series
    The Physical Object
    Pagination354 pages
    Number of Pages354
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26935063M
    ISBN 100986086991
    ISBN 109780986086991
    OCLC/WorldCa1002129413

    Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl is a delightful piece of “futureliterature” that spits in the face of gender, ignorance, and what it means to be “normal.” The protagonist, Paul (aka Polly), can change between male and female whenever he/she wants, and at first, I was a little confused by the pronouns when “he sat to pee with his exciting new vagina,” but then I realized that.   With their debut, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl, Andrea Lawlor delivers a hilarious, original, gender-fluid novel replete with s cachet, sex, and queer identity. It's an entrance that accomplishes what few writers can, addressing self-discovery, connection, and acceptance in a .

    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. "I love this book, in all its ecstasy, wit, and hilarity.   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 : Andrea Lawlor.

      These are the foundational questions at the heart of Andrea Lawlor’s debut novel Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl (Rescue Press, ), which quickly propels its .   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/5(8).


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"I love this book, in all its ecstasy, wit, and hilarity. 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 Author: Andrea Lawlor.

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A tight satisfying masterpiece.” —Eileen Myles, author of Evolution “Fast-paced and cheeky a touchingly sweet-hearted and deeply cool book.”Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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Paul takes the form of a mortal girl. [Andrea Lawlor] -- It's 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.