The Dandy (Verzet): 6

Nina Polak, Emma Rault (Translator), Nathan Hamilton (Editor)

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This is a delightful selection of acerbic, wryly funny stories about modern relationships, queer love, and non-monogamy. In what might be considered a keystone story, 'The Sociologist', the author of a self-help book is repeatedly invited to give lectures to ‘debunk love’ but doesn’t really believe any of the things she says. Then 'The Female Dandy' of the title is a fictional journalistic feature about the rise and fall of a lesbian/feminist literary magazine and the infighting between the performatively stylish, performatively principled three women presiding. 'Remaining Isolde' depicts a straight couple’s forays into non-monogamy where it soon becomes apparent that while neither is really happy with their arrangement they feel compelled to pursue it all the same. In 'No Petting' a woman considers her own life while visiting a zoo and 'What Is It You Want to Know?' sees an elderly mother struggle with her grown daughter’s refusal to acknowledge her relationship with another woman.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherStrangers Press
ISBN (Print)978-1-911343-32-5
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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