Book Review: The Masker by Torrey Peters

We all have heard of Torrey Peters right now. Haven’t you? Gorgeous trans-woman writing stories centering trans-women for trans people. Racy, honest, raw writing that might make us, cis-het, folks uncomfortable, googling a whole lot and feeling like we were not in on the secret. And that is a good thing. But before unconventional relationships between three woman trying to raise a baby together, there … Continue reading Book Review: The Masker by Torrey Peters

Book Review: How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones

“However many masks we invent and deploy, in the end we cannot control what other people see when they look at us.” – Saeed Jones, How We Fight For Our Lives. I had been meaning to read Saeed Jones’ memoir How We Fight For Our Lives all year. I had tickets to see him in Dallas last March but then the pandemic happened. All the … Continue reading Book Review: How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones

Book Review: La Bastarda by Trifonia Melibea Obono

This is a queer coming-of-age novella based in rural Equatorial Guinea. I must say I really liked it. It’s the story of a 16 year old girl growing up in a village in Equatorial Guinea near the border with Gabon, sometime in the first decade of the XXIst century. Her mother died at childbirth before her father could pay the bride price, and she is … Continue reading Book Review: La Bastarda by Trifonia Melibea Obono

Book Review: Memorial or A Study on Relationships

I am a firm believer in second chances. Sometimes a book is not for you because of the place you are in as a reader or your own bias. But all authors deserve to be read again, and their stories must be told. Though not a fan of Bryan Washington’s “Lot”, in that spirit I picked up his newest novel “Memorial”, coming out on October … Continue reading Book Review: Memorial or A Study on Relationships