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Queer Book Club: Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl

  • Moon Palace Books 3032 Minnehaha Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55406 United States (map)

Join the Queer Book Club for a discussion of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl by Andrea Lawlor. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!

"HOT" --Maggie Nelson
"TIGHT" --Eileen Myles
"DEEP" --Michelle Tea

It's 1993 and Paul Polydoris tends bar at the only gay club in a university town thrumming with politics and partying. He studies queer theory, has a dyke best friend, makes zines, and is a flaneur with a rich dating life. But Paul's also got a secret: he's a shapeshifter. Oscillating wildly from Riot Grrrl to leather cub, Paul transforms his body and his gender at will as he crossed the country--a journey and adventure through the deep queer archives of struggle and pleasure.

Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl is a riotous, razor-sharp bildungsroman whose hero/ine wends his/her way through a world gutted by loss, pulsing with music, and opening into an array of intimacy and connections.