Slut Lullabies

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Emergency Press, Nov 1, 2012 - Fiction - 204 pages
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Following her debut novel, My Sister's Continent, Gina Frangello continues her exploration of the power dynamics of gender, class, and sexuality in this collection of diverse, vibrant short fiction. Slut Lullabies is unsettling. Like the experience of reading a private diary, these stories leave one feeling slightly traitorous while also imprinting a deep recognition of truths you did not know you felt.

It is through beauty, horror, humor and chaos that Frangello has managed to pull these ten stories out of her deep understanding of the human experience. A gay Latino man whose pious relatives are boycotting his `commitment ceremony' becomes caught up in hypocrisy and splendor when his lover's Waspy mother hires a glitzy wedding coordinator; a precocious girl seduces her teacher in order to blackmail him into funding her young stepmother's escape from their violent home; a wife turns to infidelity and drugs to distract her from chronic pain following an accident; a teenage boy attempts atonement in Amsterdam after having exploited his naive girlfriend at home; and a socialite must confront her dark past as her husband's deterioration from Huntington's Disease destroys both her bank account and social standing.

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I like the writing style and the bold characters, but the situations in each story grew repetitive at times. Sometimes I'd reach the end of a story and have no idea what just happened. It's a quick ... Read full review

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The first story was good, the rest were...Well, let's just say her new novel, a Life in Men, is a big improvement. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Gina Frangello is the author of two novels, My Life in Men and My Sister’s Continent. She is the founder of Other Voices Books, and an editor at The Nervous Breakdown and The Rumpus. She lives in Chicago.

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