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The Gilda Stories (Anniversary, Expanded)
by Jewelle Gomez

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    List Price: $16.95
    Format: Paperback, 288 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9780872866744
    Imprint: City Lights Publishers
    Publisher: City Lights Publishers
    Parent Company: City Lights Publishers
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    The Gilda Stories is groundbreaking not just for the wild lives it portrays, but for how it portrays them—communally, unapologetically, roaming fiercely over space and time.—Emma Donoghue, author of Room

    Jewelle Gomez sees right into the heart. This is a book to give to those you want most to find their own strength.—Dorothy Allison

    This remarkable novel begins in 1850s Louisiana, where Gilda escapes slavery and learns about freedom while working in a brothel. After being initiated into eternal life as one who shares the blood by two women there, Gilda spends the next two hundred years searching for a place to call home. An instant lesbian classic when it was first published in 1991, The Gilda Stories has endured as an auspiciously prescient book in its explorations of blackness, radical ecology, re-definitions of family, and yes, the erotic potential of the vampire story.