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Since 1993, Grove Press has been both a hardcover and paperback imprint of Grove Atlantic publishing fiction, drama, poetry, literature in translation, and general nonfiction. Authors and titles include Jon Lee Anderson’s Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life, Robert Olen Butler’s A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain (Pulitzer Prize for Literature 1993), Kiran Desai’s Inheritance of Loss (Man Booker Prize 2006), Richard Flanagan’s Gould’s Book of Fish (Commonwealth Prize 2002), Ismail Kadare’s The Siege, Jerzy Kosinski’s Steps (National Book Award 1969), Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls, Nick McDonell’s Twelve, Catherine Millet’s The Sexual Life of Catherine M., Pascal Mercier’s Night Train to Lisbon, Kay Ryan (Poet Laureate of the United States 2008/9) as well as Antonio Lobo Antunes, Will Self, Barry Hannah, Terry Southern, and many others.

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Barry Hannah Long, Last, Happy
Long, Last, Happy

“Barry Hannah is the best fiction writer to appear in the South since Flannery O’Connor.”
Larry Mcmurtry

“Barry Hannah is an original, and one of the most consistently exciting writers of the post-Faulkner generation.”
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Clit Notes By Holly Hughes
“Naked passion, fiery intellect and dissatisfaction with the status quo mark all good performance art. This collection embodies those elements at their best. Each piece makes you sit up and listen.” —Jewelle Gomez, author of The Gilda Stories
O Solo Homo
The New Queer Performance
By Holly Hughes
Grove Press
978-0-8021-3570-4 • $17.50 • Paperback • June 1998
Performing Arts
O Solo Homo is a diverse, definitive, and hugely entertaining collection representing the cutting edge of queer solo performance. The pieces in O Solo Homo touch nerves that run deep—from sex, politics, community, and health to the struggles and joys of family, friends, and lovers. Peggy Shaw, of Split Britches, revisits how she learned to be a butch. The late Ron Vawter, of the Wooster Group, juxtaposes the lives of two very different men who died of AIDS: diva filmmaker Jack Smith and Nixon crony Roy Cohn. “Gender outlaw” Kate Bornstein goes virtual for advice while her female lover is becoming a man. Tim Miller, one of the NEA Four, surveys the landscape of gay desire before and after the advent of AIDS. And Carmelita Tropicana, the “National Songbird of Cuba,” makes an unforgettable, hilarious return to Havana. O Solo Homo will move and provoke you, make you laugh, and make you think.

Includes:

Holly Hughes and David Román, “O Solo Homo: An Introductory Conversation”
Carmelita Tropicana, “Milk of Amnesia—Leche de Amnesia”
Tim Miller, “Naked Breath”
Craig Hickman, “skin & ornaments”
Peggy Shaw, “You’re Just Like My Father”
Alec Mapa, “I Remember Mapa”
Kate Bornstein, “Virtually Yours”
Tanya Barfield, “Without Skin or Breathlessness”
Luis Alfaro, “Downtown”
Michael Kearns, “Attachments”
Denise Uyehara, “Hello (Sex) Kitty: Mad Asian Bitch on Wheels”
Holly Hughes, “Clit Notes”
Ron Vawter, “Roy Cohn/Jack Smith”

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