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Queer Canadian Books

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This is Plenitude's Magazine ultimate book list: all that is queer and Canadian (authors or publishers).
The Rice Queen Diaries

The Rice Queen Diaries

A Memoir
edition:Paperback
tagged : gay studies

In this moving autobiography, Daniel Gawthrop writes about the politics and pleasures of being a self-identified "rice queen": a gay man who is attracted to Asians. Navigating through the urban jungles of Western cities like Vancouver and London, as well as the humid streets of Bangkok and Saigon, Daniel explores the multicultural minefields of sexuality and culture as he articulates the manners and contradictions of his desires.

The politics of race, and the unspoken rules of gay Asian culture i …

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Intolerable

Intolerable

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover

WINNER of the Toronto Book Award

FINALIST for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Memoir/Biography, and the OLA Forest of Reading Evergreen Award

A Globe and Mail and Amazon.ca Best Book of the Year and a Canadian Booksellers' Top Pick for LGBT Books of the Year

In the 1960s, Kamal Al-Solaylee’s father was one of the wealthiest property owners in Aden, in the south of Yemen, but when the country shrugged off its colonial roots, his properties w …

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Dog Years

Dog Years

edition:Paperback
tagged : gay

A remarkable novel that tests the relationship between free will and moral responsibility within the context of the AIDS crisis. An HIV-positive man seeks to come to terms with a life not fully lived through his encounters with a beautiful young man and his sister in the Ukraine.

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Queeries

Queeries

An Anthology of Gay Male Prose
edited by Dennis Denisoff
edition:Paperback

The first anthology of gay male prose ever published in Canada, acknowledging the dynamic growth of innovative and politically concerned writing from Canada's gay male community. The AIDS crisis and its devastating effects on the gay community have politicized and invigorated gay culture beyond the spectre of sexuality. The gay community has responded to these challenges with rage and defiance. Queeries provides eloquent evidence of this rage. Includes works by Jeff Kirby, Stan Persky, David Wat …

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Jade Peony, The

Jade Peony, The

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : literary

Chinatown, Vancouver, in the late 1930s and ë40s provides the setting for this poignant first novel, told through the vivid and intense reminiscences of the three younger children of an immigrant family. They each experience a very different childhood, depending on age and sex, as they encounter the complexities of birth and death, love and hate, kinship and otherness. Mingling with the realities of Canada and the horror of war are the magic, ghosts, paper uncles and family secrets of Poh-Poh, …

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