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Rainbow Rainbow

Audiobook
Fiction
Unabridged   8.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 09/13/2022

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PEN American Literary Award Longlist

Rainbow Rainbow

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696608312

Summary

A fearless collection of stories that celebrate the humor, darkness, and depth of emotion of the queer and trans experience that's not typically represented: liminal or uncertain identities, queer conception, and queer joy.

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A fearless collection of stories that celebrate the humor, darkness, and depth of emotion of the queer and trans experience that's not typically represented: liminal or uncertain identities, queer conception, and queer joy

In this exuberant, prize-winning collection, queer, trans, and gender-nonconforming characters seek love and connection in hilarious and heartrending stories that reflect the complexity of our current moment.

A nonbinary writer on the eve of top surgery enters into a risky affair during the height of COVID. A lesbian couple enlists a close friend as a sperm donor, plying him with a potent rainbow-colored cocktail. A lonely office worker struggling with their gender identity chaperones their nephew to a trans YouTube convention. And in the depths of a Midwestern winter, a sex-addicted librarian relies on her pet ferrets to help resist a relapse at a wild college fair.

Capturing both the dark and lovable sides of the human experience, Rainbow Rainbow establishes debut author Lydia Conklin as a fearless new voice for their generation.

Reviews/Praise

"Explores and celebrates uncertain and transitory moments of gender identity with humor and verve." —The New York Times Book Review

"For far too long, queer, trans and non-binary people have been massively underrepresented in American fiction. Debut author Lydia Conklin aims to change that with their beautiful short story collection. The stories here tackle complex issues of identity and self-discovery with sometimes heartbreaking insight; Conklin doesn’t shy away from addressing their characters’ often painful journeys. This is an absolute triumph of a book." —Michael Schaub, A NPR Best Book of the Year

Author Bio

Lydia Conklin has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award and three Pushcart Prizes, among other honors. Their fiction has appeared in Tin House, American Short Fiction, and the Paris Review. They are currently the Zell Visiting Professor of Fiction at the University of Michigan.