The Freedom in American Songs

The Freedom in American Songs


Book - 2014 | First edition.
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Meet Xavier Boland, the untouchable cross-dresser, who walks loose and carefree as an old Broadway tune. Meet Miss Penrice, a lost old woman forced by wartime to parent a child for the first time. Meet a Zamboni mechanic turned funeral porteur, Madame Poirer's lapdog (and its chastity belt), a congregation of hard-singing, sex-obsessed Pentecostals, and more. With The Freedom in American Songs, Kathleen Winter brings her unusual sensuality, lyrically rendered settings, and subversive humour to bear on a new story collection about modern loneliness, small-town gay teens, catastrophic love, and the holiness of ordinary life.
Publisher: Windsor, Ontario : Biblioasis, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781927428733
Branch Call Number: FIC WINTER
Characteristics: 165 pages ; 21 cm.


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Oct 19, 2015

This is a wonderful collection of short stories about small town life by Winter.

Oct 28, 2014

Some very strong stories in this book as it progresses - beginning with the Freedom in American songs. I would have included the Marianne stories (the three in Part I) at the end, rather than the beginning, because they are fairly weak.

The description above does just that - skips the Marianne stories and goes right into describing the other stories.

Nice quick reads for whiling away public transport rides.


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