Pride 2020: LGBTQIA Fiction
Seattle Pride 2020 is online this year and to support the virtual celebration, try these downloadable LGBTQIA novels and stories. Annotations provided by Kirkus Reviews, unless otherwise noted. (Created May 2020)
Girl, Woman, Other
A magnificent chorus of black British voices and a winner of the 2019 Booker Prize.
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Traces the experiences of a deeply troubled young woman who alarms her devout Nigerian family as she succumbs to multiple personality disorder and begins to display increasingly dark and dangerous traits in accordance with her fractured personalities. (NoveList)
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The Gilda Stories
This 25th anniversary edition relaunches Gomez's (Don't Explain, 1998, etc.) novel about an assumption-shattering woman who happens to be black, lesbian, and a vampire.
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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
A young man writes a letter to his illiterate mother in an attempt to make sense of his traumatic beginnings.
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The Bird King
After several years writing comic books, the author of World Fantasy Award-winning novel Alif the Unseen (2012) returns to long-form fiction with a lovely fable sent during the final days of the Reconquista.
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In a world where the native populations of the Congo adopt steam technology and declare independence from King Leopold II, the land of Everfair is created to provide sanctuary for all people of African descent who are mistreated in their current homelands. (NoveList)
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Last Night in Nuuk
For five queer 20-somethings living in Nuuk , the capital of Greenland, figuring out how to be fully functioning adults is complicated by homophobia, self-doubt, and economic instability.
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River of Teeth
In an alternate 1890s America, feral hippos have overrun the Mississippi bayou and it is up to Winslow Houndstooth and his motley crew to hunt them down and bring them under control. (NoveList)
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Boys of Alabama
A German teenager whose family moves to Alabama gets a deep-fried Southern gothic education.
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Shraya, a five-time Lambda Literary Award Finalist and author of I’m Afraid of Men (2018), presents a beautifully crafted novel about race, music, and social media. (BookList)
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