The Geography of Women: A Romantic Comedy : a Novel

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Palm Drive Publishing, 1998 - Fiction - 139 pages
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Celebrated as one of the most diverse voices in American writing, storyteller Jack Fritscher pro-actively scores 100% inclusion in this feel-good novel of three women coming-of-age, inventing themselves, and keeping the torch of true love burning girl-to-girl.

Dialog is as zingy and funny as a one-woman show. Character-driven story develops comedy payoff in 3-way girl-meets-girl plot. Writing style is vivid as a screenplayz Tomboy narrator, Laydia Spain O'Hara, the town innkeeper, untangles fourteen characters' lives in the nostalgic 1950s southern Illinois where everybody knows everybody's business.

In her own personal geography, Laydia Spain joins the zany bleached-blond farmer's daughter, Miss Lulabelle, and the dark-skinned blues singer, Jessarose, and outwits convention by opening her own bed-and-breakfast. The three women's personal geography mirrors the vast social issues sweeping American concepts of extended family, gender roles, and the human heart leading to today's liberation. See what happens to the red-headed baby, the 4th of July picnic, and the Girl's Choir that sings "Old Man River"!


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Fritscher is a legendary force of gay magazine literature and art on page and screen.

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