Tag Archives: LGBT

The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson (read by the author)

In The Argonauts Maggie Nelson presents her well considered, sometimes complex thoughts and experiences of love, gender, sex, pregnancy, parenthood and family in contexts outside of the traditional. Perhaps the most important takeaway from the book is the lesson that … Continue reading

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Strange, Seductive and Powerfully Sensual: Deborah Levy’s “Hot Milk”

Oh my gosh what an exciting novel Hot Milk is. I was a bit worried by the title that I was about to read some sort of weird MILF erotica. Just to be clear, it isn’t MILF erotica (or any … Continue reading

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What Belongs to You, by Garth Greenwell, read by Piter Marek

Garth Greenwell’s quiet but urgent style is superb and this, his debut, is stunning in every respect. His novel is a profound dissection of a character caught between desire and morality. A young American man is working as a teacher in Bulgaria. There he meets and … Continue reading

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Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta (narrated by Robin Miles)

In 2014 the President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan signed into law an act making homosexuality punishable by 14 years in prison. In Nigeria’s north, homosexuality is punishable by death by stoning. Under the Udala Trees confronts the issues of being a lesbian … Continue reading

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