We had no rules : stories / Corinne Manning
Book | Arsenal Pulp Press | 2020

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167 pages ; 21 cm
Summary
"A young teenager stays a step ahead of her parents' sexuality-based restrictions by running away and learns a very different set of rules. A woman grieves the loss of a sister, a 'gay divorce', and the pain of unacknowledged abuse with the help of a lone wallaby on a farm in Washington State. A professor of women's and gender studies revels in academic and sexual power but risks losing custody of the family dog. In Corinne Manning's stunning debut story collection, a cast of queer characters explore the choice of assimilation over rebellion. In this historical moment that's hyperaware of and desperate to define even the slowest of continental shifts, when commitment succumbs to the logic of capitalism and nobody knows what to call each other or themselves--Gay? Lesbian? Queer? Partners? Dad?--who are we? And if we don't know who we are, what exactly can we offer each other? Spanning the years 1992 to 2019, and moving from New York to North Carolina to Seattle, the eleven first-person stories in We Had No Rules feature characters who feel the promise of a radically reimagined world but choose complicity instead."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents
We had no rules -- Gay tale -- Professor M -- The boy the periphery of the world -- Chewbacca and Clyde -- The appropriate weight -- Ninety days -- The painting on Bedford Ave. -- Seeing in the dark -- The wallaby -- The only pain you feel.
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Online version: Manning, Corinne, 1983- We had no rules. Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020 1551528002 9781551528007 (OCoLC)1125949390
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9781551527994 (paperback)
1551527995 (paperback)
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