Andrea Lawlor

Join us on Thursday, July 11 at 7pm for a evening of celebration with Andrea Lawlor, author of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl

About the Book

It’s 1993 and Paul Polydoris tends bar at the only gay club in a university town thrumming with politics and partying. He studies queer theory, has a dyke best friend, makes zines, and is a flâneur with a rich dating life. But Paul’s also got a secret: he’s a shapeshifter. Oscillating wildly from Riot Grrrl to leather cub, Women’s Studies major to trade, Paul transforms his body at will in a series of adventures that take him from the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival to Boystown to Provincetown and finally to San Francisco—a journey through the deep queer archives of struggle and pleasure.

This debut novel offers a speculative history of early ’90s identity politics during the heyday of ACT UP and Queer Nation. Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl is a riotous, razor-sharp bildungsroman whose hero/ine wends his way through a world gutted by loss, pulsing with music, and opening into an array of intimacy and connections.

About the Author

Andrea Lawlor lives in Western Massachusetts and teaches writing at Mount Holyoke College. Lawlor is a fiction editor for Fence and the author of a chapbook, Position Papers (Factory Hollow Press, 2016).

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Books will be available for purchase at the event, but if you would like to reserve a copy ahead of time, you may do so below.

Event date: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Odyssey Bookshop
9
South Hadley, MA 01075
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$16.95
ISBN: 9780525566182
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 23rd, 2019

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