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His Hands, His Tools, His Sex, His Dress : Lesbian Writers on Their Fathers - Catherine Reid

His Hands, His Tools, His Sex, His Dress

Lesbian Writers on Their Fathers

Paperback Published: August 2001
ISBN: 9781560232117
Number Of Pages: 204

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Cultural Writing. Poetry. Gay/Lesbian Studies. HIS HANDS, HIS TOOLS, HIS SEX, HIS DRESS examines the complicated and critical relationship between lesbians and their fathers and the way it permeates and shapes their lives. This collection of poems and essays by 23 critically acclaimed lesbian writers - including Tristan Taormino, Gretchen Legler, Karin Cook, and Holly Hughes - encompasses the breadth of American experience, white and black, Jewish and Catholic, wealthy and working-class and poor. HIS HANDS, HIS TOOLS, HIS SEX, HIS DRESS expresses all the love, power, and pain of the dynamic relationship between fathers and lesbian daughters. "At last, a book about the father-lesbian daughter reletionship -- the identifications, attractions, conflicts, and joys. A must read" -- Suzanne Lasenza, coeditor of Lesbians and Psychoanalysis.

Introductionp. 1
Lover Brother Sonp. 14
Cheaters at the Weddingp. 15
from You're Just Like My Fatherp. 27
A Dad Called Mamap. 37
Dukep. 44
My Fatherp. 51
What Died with Himp. 55
Tzimtzump. 69
Shooting the Moonp. 72
Monkey Boyp. 83
Tales of a Lost Boyhood: Dollsp. 84
from Clint Notesp. 87
My Father's Eyesp. 96
Bloodp. 105
Distancep. 114
Mulberry Treep. 118
Processionsp. 123
Conversations with My Fatherp. 127
The Trouble with Horsesp. 152
The Trouble with Boatsp. 153
Because There Was Nothing to Do with the Handsp. 154
Earbobsp. 156
Pap. 158
Just Like Himp. 160
Victoria Told Me Her Secretp. 168
Fishergirlp. 170
By-Passp. 199
Contributorsp. 201
Acknowledgmentsp. 205
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ISBN: 9781560232117
ISBN-10: 1560232110
Series: Insightout Book Club Selection! Ser.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: August 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34