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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).

Few Sharp Sticks, A

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What bpNichol described as a “book hit” occurred when I found a book of essays concerning political and legal philosophy, pertaining to, and titled, Voluntary Associations. Thinking that most of what we engage in is voluntary association, I read through the book, selecting and collapsing random sentences into what I refer to as “kernels.” I selected twenty-six kernels, and lettered them from A to Z. Building on these kernels by selecting key words, and defining them by using a similar se …

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How to Get a Girl Pregnant

How to Get a Girl Pregnant

edition:Paperback
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How to Get a Girl Pregnant is a frank and funny memoir about a dyke trying to get pregnant. Karleen Pendleton Jiménez has known that she was gay since she was three years old and wanted to have a baby for almost as long. But how is a butch Chicana lesbian supposed to get sperm? Picking up men at nightclubs and restaurants? Asking queer male friends for a donation? Using sperm banks dominated by blue-eyed and blond-haired donors? This candid and humorous memoir follows Karleenâ??s challenges, a …

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Love Cake

Love Cake

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

In Love Cake, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores how queer people of colour resist and transform violence through love and desire. Refusing to forget the traumas of post 9/11 Islamophobia, and Sri Lanka's civil war, Love Cake documents the persistence of survival and beauty--especially the dangerous beauty found in queer people of colour's lives. Piepzna-Samarasinha maps the complicated, luscious joy of reclaiming the body and sexuality after abuse, examines a family history of violence w …

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Monoceros

Monoceros

edition:Paperback
also available: Audiobook (CD) eBook

Winner of the W.O. Mitchell Book PrizeWinner of the 2012 Relit Award for Best Novel
Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize
Shortlisted for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction
Shortlisted for the Alberta Literary Award for Best Fiction
A Globe and Mail Best Novel of 2011

A seventeen-year-old boy, bullied and heartbroken, hangs himself. And although he felt terribly alone, his suicide changes everyone around him.

His parents are devastated. His secret boyfriend's girlfriend is relieved. His …

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Moon Honey

Moon Honey

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : literary

A funny, sexy tale of love affairs, magical transformation, and happy endings. The question is, can love be relied on to save the day?

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Venous Hum

Venous Hum

edition:Paperback
tagged : literary

High school reunions can be hell. But when you throw in racial and sexual tensions, extramarital affairs, and cannibalistic, undead vegetarians, it's hell times infinity.

Brash, clever, and monstrously funny, Venous Hum charts the lives of Lai Fun Kugelheim and Stefanja Dumanowski, best friends who, upon hearing the news of an old high school acquaintance's death, are gripped by an insatiable nostalgia and organize a twenty-year reunion. What initially seemed like a simple task becomes increasing …

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Widows, The

Widows, The

edition:Paperback
tagged : literary

Daring to defy a world that believes old women should not be seen or heard, three women steal a barrel from a travelling show and plan to go over Niagara Falls.

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Wanting in Arabic

Wanting in Arabic

Second Edition
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback

Wanting in Arabic is a refusal of convenient silences, convenient stories. The author dwells on the contradictions of a transsexual poetics, in its attendant disfigurations of lyric, ghazal, l?ecriture feminine, and, in particular, her own sexed voice. Without a memory of her father's language, the questions her poems ask are those for a home known through photographs, for a language lost with childhood.

Braiding theoretical concerns with the ambivalences of sexed and raced identity, with profou …

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