Lesbian Love Story A Queer History of Sapphic Romance

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Publisher's Synopsis

Lesbian Love Story is a genre-defying history of sapphic romance like no other.

Lesbian Love Story is a rare treat - empathetic, generous and utterly fascinating. I was left in awe of the breadth of Possanza's research and the seamless way in which she weaves together so many different stories of radical lives and loves. ― Julia Armfield, author of 'Our Wives Under the Sea'

On her quest to discovering lesbian role models from the past, Amelia Possanza uncovers seven incredible love stories in the archives. Expertly blending her subjects' own words with richly imagined and vigorously researched moments from recorded archives and other fragments, Possanza weaves together a vivid narrative around the construction of lesbianism. She takes us with her as she uncovers each lesbian's story, yearning and longing alongside them and growing into her own queerness.

This is a celebration of women who love women - sapphics - and a paean to those who have long existed outside of traditional definitions of sexuality and gender, defying the confines of heteronormativity. Each of the lesbians in this collection moved through the world in their own way and helped the world. Their stories illuminate a forgotten and demonised history and show us all a new way to understand what love means when there is nothing material to be gained.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529910872
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Square Peg
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.76630922
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 486g
Height: 241mm
Width: 163mm
Spine width: 31mm