A Letter to Harvey Milk: Short Stories

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A Letter to Harvey Milk: Short Stories

A Letter to Harvey Milk Short Stories This poignant and humorous collection of stories offers a fresh perspective on current issues such as homosexuality and anti Semitism and lends a unique voice to those experiencing growing pains and s

  • Title: A Letter to Harvey Milk: Short Stories
  • Author: Lesléa Newman
  • ISBN: 9780299205744
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Paperback
  • This poignant and humorous collection of stories offers a fresh perspective on current issues such as homosexuality and anti Semitism and lends a unique voice to those experiencing growing pains and self discovery Newman s readers accompany her quirky Jewish characters through all types of experiences from an initial lesbian sexual encounter to being sequestered in a collThis poignant and humorous collection of stories offers a fresh perspective on current issues such as homosexuality and anti Semitism and lends a unique voice to those experiencing growing pains and self discovery Newman s readers accompany her quirky Jewish characters through all types of experiences from an initial lesbian sexual encounter to being sequestered in a college apartment after paranoid Holocaust flashbacks In these stories characters anxiously discover their lesbian identities while beginning to understand, and finally to embrace, their Jewish heritage The title story, A Letter to Harvey Milk, was the second place finalist in the Raymond Carver Short Story Competition.

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    1. Ahc on said:

      1988; New York.Thanks for lending this Wren, I really enjoyed this book although it took me forever to read. My favourite stories were 'A letter to harvey milk' (written from the point of view of the old man in the retirement home who had met h.m.); 'the best revenge' (dyke couple who fought a lot) and 'something shiny' (about the pride march and aids memorial quilt in 1985).

    2. Samantha on said:

      Woah, these stories were really good. My favorites were "The Gift" and the title story- the former because of how much I related to it, the latter because of how beautifully written it was. Other stories are more fluffy but still enjoyable, like "One Shabbos Evening." I wasn't a big fan of "Flashback," however, because I didn't really buy the transition between seeing neo-nazi paraphernalia and thinking that the Holocaust is happening again- that story could have used some investigation of that [...]

    3. Lisa on said:

      Used this book for my gay/lesbian literature class this past semester. It's an old classic, but stands up. We were looking at questions of faith, and it was a great way to look at Jewish and lesbian identity -- Newman does a great job examining this issue. She is close to my age and writes about experiences that are familiar to me, so I felt a bit like a relic when teaching the book. It was nice to re-experience the early coming out days.

    4. Michael on said:

      Refreshing candor. Timeless and real. Contemporary characters. Polished and poignant. A warm celebration of identity. Wraps up nicely as the stories feel part of the larger theme of the radical self. Has the Carver minimalism, but lets go into something deeper than capital-R realism. A criminally underrated writer and egregiously ignored story collection. Lovely Yinglish prose. "A Letter to Harvey Milk""The Best Revenge""Flashback"

    5. Colleen on said:

      Met this woman at the AWP writers conference and liked what she had to say about fiction/memoir - stuff I found personally relevant. later saw her selling/signing so bought this book. They are very good short stories, but even better if you are jewish, lesbian or both, as the author is. Lots of yiddish with a glossary in the back. great cultural education of a sort. good read.

    6. Jakey on said:

      Some of these stories were good, particularily the title story, which made me get all teary. But some were rediculously bad. like the one about the woman who locks herself in her apartment, convinced that she is Anne Frank.

    7. Rachel on said:

      the collection is okay, but I really like the short story that is the title. I heard it on the radio when I was nine or ten and remembered it ever since until one day a couple years ago I found it in the bookstore.

    8. Jessica on said:

      chock full of jewish lesbian angst, family angst, generational angst, and "finding your place in the world" angst. and there are some really great characters. there was one story that involved a purple rhinestone earring that made me tear up a bit.

    9. Annemarie Donahue on said:

      I've only read "A Letter to Harvey Milk" the title short story to this collection but it was fantastically sweet. Honestly, I cried.

    10. Aviva on said:

      An amazingly well-written short story collection. Very identifiable to anyone, Jewish or not, gay or not. The title story is probably the best short story I have ever read.

    11. Rachel on said:

      One of my favorite short stories is in this collection--Flashback--but the others seem a little too stereotypically Yiddishkayt for me. She's a great writer, though.

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