New in March: Luis Negrón, Barrie Jean Borich, Eloise Klein Healy, and David Bergman
Author: Edit Team
March 3, 2013
New Month! New books! March is here and with it an array of exciting new LGBT titles—ranging from academic studies to poetry.
The satirical and humane walk hand and hand in Mundo Cruel (Seven Stories Press), the debut short story collection from Luis Negrón. Translated from Spanish by Suzanne Jill Levine, this beautifully subversive collection offers a series of “short stories [that] open a door into working class Santurce, Puerto Rico.”
From the publisher:
Luis Negrón’s debut collection reveals the intimate world of a small community in Puerto Rico joined together by its transgressive sexuality. The writing straddles the shifting line between pure, unadorned storytelling and satire, exploring the sometimes hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking nature of survival in a decidedly cruel world.
Acclaimed author Barrie Jean Borich’s new genre-bending memoir, Body Geographic (University of Nebraska Press), lyrically maps the intersecting points of the personal, geographical, and historical.
A memoir from the award-winning author of My Lesbian Husband, Barrie Jean Borich’s Body Geographic turns personal history into an inspired reflection on the points where place and person intersect, where running away meets running toward, and where dislocation means finding oneself.
One coordinate of Borich’s story is Chicago, the prototypical Great Lakes port city built by immigrants like her great-grandfather Big Petar, and the other is her own port of immigration, Minneapolis, the combined skylines of these two cities tattooed on Borich’s own back. Between Chicago and Minneapolis Borich maps her own Midwest, a true heartland in which she measures the distance between the dreams and realities of her own life, her family’s, and her fellow travelers’ in the endless American migration. Covering rough terrain—from the hardships of her immigrant ancestors to the travails of her often-drunk young self, longing to be madly awake in the world, from the changing demographics of midwestern cities to the personal transformations of coming out and living as a lesbian—Body Geographic is cartography of high literary order, plotting routes, real and imagined, and putting an alternate landscape on the map.
This month also sees the release of The Albino Album: A Novel by Chavisa Woods.
From Seven Stories Press:
Emerging author Chavisa Woods, noted for capturing a “strange, troubling vision of domestic life in the rural U.S.” (Go Magazine), here presents a technicolored vision of rural adolescence. The Albino Album breaks into a whirlwind tour of the underbelly of America spanning countryside to cityscape, from the cornfields of Louisiana, to the big brass sound of Mardi Gras, and the heights of the Empire State Building. In the tradition of the southern gothic novel, Woods presents a new land of contemporary misfits including fire dancers, pseudo-Nazis who breed albino animals, circus performers, catholic workers, horse thieves, and the archangel Gabrielle.
A bold exploration of the intersections of race, class, and sexuality, The Albino Album contemplates the relationships between political action, art and romance, as our heroine tries on a series of bewitchingly fantastical families looking for the place to call home.
Royalty need love too. This month, Bold Strokes Books is releasing the monarchy-minded romance novel The Princess Affair by Nell Stark:
Rhodes Scholar Kerry Donovan has never had anything handed to her on a silver platter. As she arrives at Oxford to begin her course of study, she is determined to make the most out of this latest opportunity. But when she meets Her Royal Highness Princess Sasha, second in line to the British throne, Kerry’s priorities are eclipsed by an attraction neither of them can ignore. “Sassy Sasha” is a tabloid favorite who appears to delight in scandalizing her people, but beneath her vexed public image, Sasha longs to be truly seen.
Will the tenuous connection she forms with Kerry be broken by the weight of the crown? Or will they find true love despite the forces endeavoring to keep them apart?
As always, if we missed an author or book, or if you have a book coming out next month, please email us.
- The Albino Album: A Novel by Chavisa Woods, Seven Stories Press
- The Escape Artist by Judith Katz, Bywater Books
- The Five Acts of Diego Leon: A Novel by Alex Espinoza, Random House
- Forever Burn by Adrian J. Smith, Supposed Crimes
- Fortune’s Bastard by Gil Cole, Chelsea Station Editions
- My Mother’s Wars by Lillian Faderman, Beacon Press
- Leap by Z Egloff, Bywater Books
- The Persecution of Mildred Dunlop by Paulette Mahurin, Blue Palm Press
- Mundo Cruel by Luis Negrón, Seven Stories Press
- Relative Stranger by Barbara Treat Williams, Spinster Ink
- The Second Footman by Jasper Barry, Matador
- American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men by David McConnell, Akashic Books
- Don’t Be So Gay!: Queers, Bullying, and Making Schools Safe by Donn Short, University of British Columbia Press
- In a Queer Voice: Journeys of Resilience from Adolescence to Adulthood by Michael Sadowski, Temple University Press
- My New Gender Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving World Peace Through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity by Kate Bornstein, Routledge
- Positive Pictures – A Gay History by editor Paul Schulz and Christian Ltjens, Bruno Gmunder Verlag Gmbh
- Transcendent Vocation: Why Gay Clergy Tolerate Hypocrisy by Sarah Maxwell, Christian Alternative
- What’s Wrong with Homosexuality? by John Corvino, Oxford University Press
- The Better Story: Queer Affects from the Middle East edited by Dina Georgis, State University of New York Press
- Developments in the Histories of Sexualities: In Search of the Normal, 1600-1800 edited by Chris Mounsey, Bucknell University Press
- Gender and Sexuality: Canadian History Through the Stories of Activists edited by Scott Neigh, Fernwood Publishing
- Homophobia in the Black Church: How Faith, Politics, and Fear Divide the Black Community by Anthony Stanford, Praeger
- Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants by Phil Tiemeyer, University of California Press
- New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut by B. Ruby Rich, Duke University Press
- Queer Women in Urban China: An Ethnography by Elisabeth L. Engebretsen, Routledge
- Queer Bergman: Sexuality, Gender, and the European Art Cinema by Daniel Humphrey, University of Texas Press
- The Seduction of the Female Body: Women’s Rights in Need of a New Body Politics by Eva De Clercq, Palgrave Macmillan
- Shanghai Lalas: Female Tongzhi Communities and Politics in Urban China (Queer Asia) by Lucetta Kam, Hong Kong University Press
- We Are What We Remember: The American Past Through Commemoration edited by Jeffrey Lee Meriwether and Laura Mattoon D’Amore, Cambridge Scholars Publishing
- What is Masculinity?: Historical Dynamics from Antiquity to the Contemporary World (Genders and Sexualities in History) edited by John H. Arnold and Sean Brady, Palgrave Macmillan
- Chase by Jesse J. Thoma, Bold Strokes Books
- Maternity Leave by Trish Felice Cohen, Bella Books
- Heavenly Moves by Amy Briant, Bella books
- Love by the Numbers by Karin Kallmaker, Bella Books
- The Princess Affair by Nell Stark, Bold Strokes Books
- You Can’t Run From Love by Kate Snowdon, Bella Books
- Hersband Material (The Cartel Publications Presents) by C. Wash, The Cartel Publications
- Beloved Gomorrah by Justine Saracen, Bold Strokes Books
- The Seers: New World Order (New World Order Series) by M.D. Kaczkowskia, Kaczkowski, Inc.
- The Holy Road: Book Two of The Rifter by Ginn Hale, Blind Eye Books
- The Lone Hunt by L.L. Raand, Bold Stokes Books
- Under the Hill: Bomber’s Moon by Alex Beecroft, Samhain Publishing
- The Blue Guitar by Ann Ireland, Dundurn
- The Left Hand of Justice by Jess Faraday, Bold Strokes Books
- The Killer Wore Leather: An S/M Mystery by Laura Antoniou, Cleis Press
- The Beverly Malibu by Katherine Forrest, Bella Books
- Undercover Secrets, Untold Lies by Jasmine Austin Moore, Bella Books
- Body Geographic by Barrie Jean Borich, University of Nebraska Press
- Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America by Jeff Chu, Harper
- The End of San Francisco by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, City Lights Publishers
- Farther and Wilder: The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson by Blake Bailey, Knopf
- Gypsy Boy on the Run: My Escape from a Life Among the Romany Gypsies by Mikey Walsh, Thomas Dunne Books
- I Await the Devil’s Coming by Mary Maclane, Melville Books
- Love Song For Baby X: How I Stayed (Almost) Sane on the Rocky Road to Parenthood by Cheryl Dumesnil, Ig Publishing
- My Dear, Sweet Self by Jimmy Camicia, Fast Books
- Red-Inked Retablos (Camino del Sol) by Rigoberto Gonzalez, University of Arizona Press
- Begging For It by Alex Dimitrov, Four Way Books
- Deleted Names by Lawrence Schimel, Midsummer Night’s Press
- Fortunate Light by David Bergman, Midsummer Night’s Press
- How to Kill Poetry by Raymond Luczak, Sibling Rivalry Press
- Hustler Rave XXX by David Caleb Acevedo and Charlie Vázquez, Lethe
- Port of Call by Davida Singer, Plain View Press
- Rise in the Fall by Ana Božičević, Birds LLC
- Speaking Wiri Wiri by Dan Vera, Red Hen Press
- A Wild Surmise: New & Selected Poems & Recordings by Eloise Klein Healy, Red Hen Press
- Marco Impossible by Hannah Moskowitz, Roaring Brook Press