More Gay and Lesbian Fiction
Short Story Collections
- Afrekete: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Writings , edited by Catherine E. McKinley and L. Joyce DeLaney (1995)
- The title of this collection of 20 essays, stories and poems is the name of a lover portrayed by Audre Lorde both in the excerpt from Zami that introduces the collection and in the poem that ends it. Both are, first and foremost, works of literature.
- Bésame Mucho , edited by Jaime Manrique with Jesse Dorris (1999)
- Writer Manrique gathers, with coeditor Jesse Dorris, an eye-opening selection of exemplary stories by contemporary gay Latino men.
- Black Like Us: a Century of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual African American Fiction edited by Devon W. Carbado, Dwight A. McBride, and Donald Weise ; foreword by Evelyn C. White (2002)
- Chronicles one hundred years of African-American homosexual literature, from the turn-of-the-century writings of Alice Dunbar Nelson, to the Harlem Renaissance of Langston Hughes, to the emerging sexual liberation movements of the later postwar era as reflected by James Baldwin.
- Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium edited by Robert Drake and Terry Wolverton (2000)
- An anthology of novel excerpts and short stories encompasses a range of fictional genres and includes contributions by such writers as Bernard Cooper, Scott Heim, David Leavitt, William J. Mann, and Jameson Currier.
- Close Calls: New Lesbian Fiction , edited by Susan Fox Rogers (1996)
- A collection of fiction, written by Barbara Wilson, Lynne Yamaguchi, Shelly Raferty, Anna Livia, Ruthann Robson, Linda Smukler, Donna Allegra, and other writers, reflects on such themes as therapy, children, sex, and violence.
- Two Friends and Other Nineteenth-Century Lesbian Stories by American Women Writers edited and with an introduction by Susan Koppelman (1994)
- A collection of eleven short stories dealing with "non-Platonic love between women" dating back from the post-Civil War early women's rights period, which includes a preface for each work.
- Men on Men 2000: Best New Gay Fiction for the Millennium , edited by David Bergman and Karl Woelz (2000)
- The eighth installment of the popular Men on Men anthology series offers the usual fine mix of fiction from well-established and up-and-coming gay writers.
- Penguin Book of International Gay Fiction , edited by Mark Mitchell ; introduction by David Leavitt (1995)
- An anthology of short stories and essays explores themes of love between men, homosexual identity, and family and friend relationships by such writers as Thomas Mann, Tony Duvert, Plato, Boccaccio, Leonardo da Vinci, and Kafka.
- Brown, Rita Mae Alma Mater (2001)
- A standout on campus, Victoria "Vic" Savedge is enjoying the perfect romance with football star Charly Harrison, the scion of a prominent Virginia family, until she meets and embarks on a passionate love affair with Chris, a beautiful Yankee transfer student, and is forced to make a difficult choice in her life. By the author of Rubyfruit Jungle.
- Burroughs, William S. Cities of the Red Night (1995)
- Several familiar Burroughs characters -- Dr. Benway, Clem Snide, the Wild Boys -- and a number of newly conceived characters are enmeshed in a tale centering on the revolutionary intrigues of Captain Mission, an eighteenth-century pirate.
- Drinnan, Neal Glove Puppet (1998)
- After seventeen-year-old Johnny's mother dies of an overdose, he is befriended by a handsome stranger who takes him to Australia as a replacement for his recently deceased son.
- Forrest, Katherine V. Apparition Alley (1997)
- In a riveting new mystery about corruption and murder inside the L.A.P.D., Kate Delafield investigates the murder of a Los Angeles police officer who is about to reveal some deep, dark secrets.
- Galford, Ellen The Dyke and Dybbuk: A Novel (1993)
- Dybbuk Kokos, Jewish folklore's endearing demon, arrives in the twentieth century, hunting for Rainbow Rosenbloom--London taxi driver, film critic, lesbian, and all-around handful.
- Garden, Nancy Annie On My Mind (1992)
- Liza begins to doubt her feelings for Annie after someone finds out about their relationship and realizes, after starting college, that her denial of love for Annie was a mistake.
- Gordon, Jaimy Bogeywoman: A Novel (1999)
- Written in a slangy patois, Gordon's coming-of-age tale is a darkly comic, sometimes deeply disturbing treatment of the hoary old fictional notion that love conquers all.
- Hodgman, Helen Passing Remarks (1998)
- Living in fear of menopause, an academic and lesbian embarks on a strange, comic, and satisfying fifty-first year, featuring an affair with a younger woman, a role in a porn film, and an exchange with a shears-wielding murderer.
- Hollinghurst, Alan The Swimming Pool Library (1988)
- William Beckwith, a young gay aristocrat, moves through underground bars, bath houses, and cinemas, and into the world of old Africa hand, Lord Nantwitch, a world of older traditions and hidden allegiances.
- Hunter, Fred Capital Queers (1999)
- Friends of Alex and his lover Peter are murdered when members of a secretive cult think they have a stolen religious artifact, and Alex and Peter become their next targets when the now-orphaned dog Muffin comes to live with them.
- Kafka-Gibbons, Paul Dupont Circle (2001)
- A comedy of contemporary manners chronicles the May-December romance between Bailey Allard, a District Court of Appeals judge from a prominent family, and Louisa Robbins, a young law student, and the subsequent turmoil wrought on his concerned children.
- Levithan, David Boy Meets Boy (2005)
- When Paul falls hard for Noah, he thinks he has found his one true love, but when things take a turn for the worse and Noah walks out of his life, Paul has to find a way to get him back and make everything right once more, in a tale about the up, downs, and dramas of teen relationships.
- Pollack, Rachel Godmother Night (1996)
- In a world that exists on the back of a giant turtle, two lovers named Laurie and Jaqe find themselves separated by an elderly woman named Mother Night, who is literally death, and her five red haired, leather-clad bikers.
- Reinhart, Robert C. Walk the Night: a Novel of Gays in the Holocaust (1994)
- A novel blending contemporary and historical elements. Reveals the history of the Nazi persecution of gays through the lead character's search for a gay man who had been arrested by the Nazis decades earlier.
- Sampedro, Jose Luis El Amante Lesbiano (2000)
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- Valerie The Girls in 3-B (2003)
- Originally published in 1959 and reissued as part of the Feminist Press's new Femme Fatale series of pulp fiction by women writers, this is genre literature with a few twists. Three young women move to Chicago and room together, each wanting to emancipate herself from smalltown mores.
- Wilcox, James Plain and Normal (1998)
- Rapidly approaching middle age, Lloyd Norris devotes himself to finding true love and companionship, but his quest is complicated by his ex-wife, with whom he still lives, a gas meter reader and synchonized swimmer, two elderly men, and a circle of eccentric gay men.
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