Crooked Words: A Collection of Queer, Transgender and Womanist Writings

Crooked Words A Collection of Queer Transgender and Womanist Writings A young transgender magician travels the world on a quest for a mystical talking sword A witch wonders why her would be lovers can t date her the old fashioned way A cross dressing man meets a suit cl

  • Title: Crooked Words: A Collection of Queer, Transgender and Womanist Writings
  • Author: K.A. Cook
  • ISBN: 9781310844379
  • Page: 113
  • Format: ebook
  • A young transgender magician travels the world on a quest for a mystical talking sword A witch wonders why her would be lovers can t date her the old fashioned way A cross dressing man meets a suit clad soul whose gender defies definition A non binary zombie wishes ze were the hero in science fiction stories A genderqueer manservant tries to save her mentally ill loverA young transgender magician travels the world on a quest for a mystical talking sword A witch wonders why her would be lovers can t date her the old fashioned way A cross dressing man meets a suit clad soul whose gender defies definition A non binary zombie wishes ze were the hero in science fiction stories A genderqueer manservant tries to save her mentally ill lover with a deck of tarot cards A boy looks at himself in the mirror and ponders the fear of telling his family that his name isn t Susan.Crooked Words is an eclectic collection of short fiction in pursuit of the many different shades of what it means to live queer.

    One thought on “Crooked Words: A Collection of Queer, Transgender and Womanist Writings”

    1. General Observations:~Misaimed Audience: I will put in a cisclaimer here, I'm a cis-woman reading and reviewing a book meant for a Transgender and/or Queer audience, so there might be things I haven't picked up on or maybe I've missed something (please let me know in the comments). I'm also far from an expert on this topic, but I enjoyed the book and I figured, if I could enjoy it despite not being the target audience, than perhaps other cis-people could enjoy it too.~Book Structure: As I'm a pr [...]

    2. These ideas have the potential to be great but they don't really work as short stories. They read more like previews of full-length novels - novels I would absolutely read, but still. In this format they just felt incomplete. (The last story in the collection is in fact a sequel to the author's novel Asylum.) The blurb is also kinda misleading. The promise of nonbinary zombies and lesbian witches is what lured me in, but in the end only half of the ten stories had fantasy elements in them. I wen [...]

    3. I love many things about these stories… but not the focus on coming out, suicide and general angsty stuff, not that. It's like the most stressful chapters got cut from really good novels and put back together to form… something a bit terrifying.

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