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The Resource The Gilda stories, Jewelle Gomez ; afterword by Alexis Pauline Gumbs

The Gilda stories, Jewelle Gomez ; afterword by Alexis Pauline Gumbs

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The Gilda stories
Title
The Gilda stories
Statement of responsibility
Jewelle Gomez ; afterword by Alexis Pauline Gumbs
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Before Buffy, before Twilight, before Octavia Butler's Fledgling, there was The Gilda Stories, Jewelle Gomez's sexy vampire novel."The Gilda Stories is groundbreaking not just for the wild lives it portrays, but for how it portrays them--communally, unapologetically, roaming fiercely over space and time."--Emma Donoghue, author of Room"Jewelle Gomez sees right into the heart. This is a book to give to those you want most to find their own strength."-Dorothy Allison"Gomez's women are savvy and bold, with a sense of ancestry and history. The author's compassion, affection, and respect for her characters are infectious."-Library Journal This remarkable novel begins in 1850s Louisiana, where Gilda escapes slavery and learns about freedom while working in a brothel. After being initiated into eternal life as one who "shares the blood" by two women there, Gilda spends the next two hundred years searching for a place to call home. An instant lesbian classic when it was first published in 1991, The Gilda Stories has endured as an auspiciously prescient book in its explorations of blackness, radical ecology, re-definitions of family, and yes, the erotic potential of the vampire story. Jewelle Gomez is a writer, activist, and the author of many books including Forty-Three Septembers, Don't Explain, The Lipstick Papers, Flamingoes and Bears, and Oral Tradition. The Gilda Stories was the recipient of two Lambda Literary Awards, and was adapted for the stage by the Urban Bush Women theater company in thirteen United States cities. Alexis Pauline Gumbs was named one of UTNE Reader's 50 Visionaries Transforming the World, a Reproductive Reality Check Shero, a Black Woman Rising nominee, and was awarded one of the first-ever "Too Sexy for 501c3" trophies. She lives in Durham, North Carolina. More praise for The Gilda Stories:"Jewelle's big-hearted novel pulls old rhythms out of the earth, the beauty shops and living rooms of black lesbian herstory, expressed by the dazzling vampire Gilda. Her resilience is a testament to black queer women's love, power, and creativity. Brilliant!"--Joan Steinau Lester, author of Black, White, Other "--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1948-
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Gomez, Jewelle
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.O457
LC item number
G5 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lesbian vampires
  • African Americans
Label
The Gilda stories, Jewelle Gomez ; afterword by Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2015042172
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Expanded 25th anniversary edition.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780872866744
Lccn
2015042172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The Gilda stories, Jewelle Gomez ; afterword by Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2015042172
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Expanded 25th anniversary edition.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780872866744
Lccn
2015042172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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      828 I St, Sacramento, CA, 95814, US
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      601 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento, CA, 95816, US
      38.577090 -121.462777
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