New in December: Lee Lynch, Ed Luce, Dan Lopez, Cole Escola, and Jeanette Winterson
Author: Edit Team
December 7, 2016
December is here, bringing with it a slew of new books to enjoy.
This month, Unnamed Books is releasing The Show House, a new psychodrama from Lambda Literary Award nominated author Dan Lopez.
From the publisher:
Quirky Orlando retirees Thaddeus and Cheryl, and new parents Steven and Peter, come together for a family weekend, where Cheryl anxiously hopes to repair the dysfunctional and toxic relationship between her husband and their son, Steven. Their adoptive granddaughter Gertie, everyone hopes, might just do the trick.
Meanwhile, when news of a serial killer that targets gay men at nightclubs rocks the community, over-worked pharmacist Laila grows concerned for her handsome and arrogant younger half-brother, Alex. Sunshine leads to darkness as the calculating murderer’s own life, hidden away in a show house, is spiraling out of control after falling for a would-be victim.
When Orlando’s manicured lawns turn deadly, the two families find themselves on a collision course in this page-turning psychological thriller.
Ed Luce’s new graphic novel Wuvable Oaf: Blood and Metal (Fantagraphics) continues the ongoing saga of Oaf, a heavy metal loving hirsute romantic:
Hot on the heels of 2015’s wildly popular Wuvable Oaf debut comes this full color sequel! Still the same wuvable Bay Area bear searching for love in the big city, Blood & Metal collects a number of Oaf short stories focusing on his involvement in the local metal and wrestling scenes. Luce celebrates his love of all things wrestling/metal/queercore with his love for his cast of characters to create an immersive environment recalling Scott Pilgrim, Love and Rockets, and Archie. Also featuring tales of Oaf’s formative childhood years, and much more!
In The Rainbow Gap (Bold Strokes Books), writer Lee Lynch chronicles a relationship through the prism of the ever-shifting American cultural landscape:
Jaudon Vicker and Berry Garland are polar opposites yet know they are meant to be together. Growing up in steamy back country Central Florida, they fight each other’s battles: Berry protects boyish Jaudon from bullies, Jaudon gives the abandoned Berry roots. They pledge that nothing will part them, not a changing Florida nor a changing America, not Berry’s quest for her spiritual path, nor Jaudon’s ambition for her family’s business. When the war in Vietnam, politics, police, rough times, society itself, and other women threaten to come between them, their bond grows deeper. In the safety of their secluded tree house hideaway, they learn to dream, dance–and to make love.
Comedian and actor Cole Escola guides you dead center into his insanely warped sensibilities with the new book Room for Milk (Marion Street Press):
If “The Far Side” had a gay little brother with borderline personality disorder, it might look something like this book. Sometimes absurdly funny, sometimes just absurd, Room for Milk by Cole Escola will take you on an acid trip through children’s books that don’t exist and other weird illustrated fever dreams.
This month sees the release of Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days (Grove Atlantic), a holiday-themed collection from beloved author Jeanette Winterson:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? comes an enchanting collection of stories for the holiday season. For years, Jeanette Winterson has loved writing a new story at Christmas time and here she brings together twelve of her brilliantly imaginative, funny, and bold tales. For the twelve days of Christmas, a time of celebration, sharing, and giving, she offers these twelve plus one—a personal story of her own Christmas memories. These tales give the reader a portal into the spirit of the season, where time slows down and magic starts to happen. From jovial spirits to a donkey with a golden nose, a haunted house to a Snow Mama, Winterson’s innovative stories encompass the childlike and spooky wonder of Christmas. Perfect for reading by the fire with loved ones, or while traveling home for the holidays.
Enjoy the season of peace and goodwill, mystery, and a little bit of magic courtesy of one of our most fearless and accomplished writers.
As always, if we missed an author or book, or if you have a book coming out next month, please email us.
- Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days by Jeanette Winterson, Grove Atlantic
- A Little Queermas Carol by Sassafras Lowrey,
- The Show Place by Dan Lopez, The Unnamed Press
- One More Reason to Leave Orlando by Missouri Vaun, Bold Strokes Impressions
- When Butches Cry by
- Arabian Nights: A Queer Film Classic by Michael Moon, Arsenal Pulp Press
- The Estrangement Principle by Ariel Goldberg, Nightboat Books
- Porno Chic and the Sex Wars: American Sexual Representation in the 1970’s by Carolyn Bronstein and Whitney Strub, University of Massachusetts Press
- Queer Cinema in the World by Karl Schoonover and Rosalind Galt, Duke University Press
- The Boys in the Band: Flashpoints of Cinema, History, and Queer Politics edited by Matt Bell, Wayne State University Press
- The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender, and the Black Panther Party in Oakland by Robyn C. Spencer, Duke University Press
- Black LGBT Health in the United States: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation edited by Lourdes Dolores Follins and Jonathan Mathias Lassiter, Lexington Books
- Curative Violence: Rehabilitating Disability, Gender, and Sexuality in Modern Korea by Eunjung Kim, Duke University Press
- Discourses on LGBT asylum in the UK: Constructing a queer haven by Thibaut Raboin, Manchester University Press
- Fashioning Lives: Black Queers and the Politics of Literacy by Eric Darnell Pritchard, Southern Illinois University Press
- Gender in Japan: Power and Public Policy by Vera Mackie, Routledge
- Interpreting the Internet: Feminist and Queer Counterpublics in Latin America by Elisabeth Jay Friedman, University of California Press
- Legal Path Dependence and the Long Arm of the Religious State: Sodomy Provisions and Gay Rights Across Nations Over Time by Victor Asal and Udi Sommer, State University of New York Press
- LGBTQs, Media and Culture in Europe edited by Alexander Dhoest, Luksasz, and Bart Eeckhout, Routledge
- Perverse Taiwan by Howard Chiang and Yin Wang, Routledge
- Postcolonial Lesbian Identities in Singapore: Re-thinking global sexualities by Shawna Tang, Routledge
- Queer, Latina/o and Bilingual: A Critical Sociolinguistic Ethnography by Holly Cashman, Routledge
- Queer Methods by Matt Brim and Amin Ghaziani, The Feminist Press
- Queering Families: The Postmodern Partnerships of Cisgender Women and Transgender Men by Carla A. Pfeffer, Oxford University Press
- Seeing Straight: An Introduction to Gender and Sexual Privilege by Jean Halley and Amy Eshleman, Rowman & Littlefield
- The Perplexity of a Muslim Woman: Over Inheritance, Marriage, and Homosexuality by Olfa Youssef, Lexington Books
- Women Workers’ Education, Life Narratives and Politics: Geographies, Histories, Pedagogies by Maria Tamboukou, Palgrave Macmillan
- 18 Months by Samantha Boyette, Bold Strokes Books
- Blind Side of the Moon by Blayne Cooper, Bella Books
- Clancy of the Undertow by Christopher Currie, Text Publishing Company
- The Santa Hoax by Francis Gideon, Harmony Ink Press
- At All Costs by Micheala Lynn, Bella Books
- Arrested Hearts by Holly Stratimore, Bold Strokes Books
- Blind Side of the Moon by Blayne Cooper, Bella Books
- Capturing Jessica by Jane Hardee, Bold Strokes Books
- Courageous Love by KC Richardson, Bold Strokes Books
- Counting to Zero by AJ Quinn, Bold Strokes Books
- Over There by by Sapphire Books Publishing
- Pathogen by Jessica L. Webb, Bold Strokes Books
- The Roundabout by Gerri Hill, Bella Books
- Rank by Richard Compson Sater, Bold Strokes Books
- Steel and Promise by Alexa Black, Bold Strokes Books
- Swelter by D. Jackson Leigh, Bold Strokes Books
- Two Kinds of Elizabeth by Genevieve Fortin, Bella Books
- Without Justice by Carsen Taite, Bold Strokes Books
- In the Eyes of Fury by , Valancourt Books
- 18 Months by Samantha Boyette, Bold Strokes Soliloquy
- In Search of Silence: The Journals of Samuel R. Delany, Volume I, 1957-1969 by Samuel R. Delany, Wesleyan
- Room for Milk by Cole Escola, Marion Street Press