Jess, a working-class woman living as a man, survives a period of homelessness, tries to unionize fellow workers, worries about being found out, and searches for community while undergoing a secret transsexual operation
Winner of the American Library Association Gay & Lesbian Book Award and the Lambda Literary Award.
Woman or man? This internationally acclaimed novel looks at the world through the eyes of Jess Goldberg, a masculine girl growing up in the "Ozzie-and-Harriet" McCarthyite era and coming out as a young butch lesbian into the pre-Stonewall gay drag bars of a blue-collar town. Stone Butch Blues traces a propulsive journey, powerfully evoking history and politics while portraying an extraordinary protagonist full of longing, vulnerability, and working-class grit. This once-underground classic takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride of gender transformation and exploration and, ultimately speaks to the heart of anyone who has ever suffered or gloried in being different.
- Publisher : Firbrand Books; multiple editions
- Language : English
- Paperback : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 156341029X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1563410291
- Item Weight : 12.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.75 x 8.25 inches
- UNSPSC-Code : 55101500