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Winner of the 1997 Lambda Lesbian Literary Award
Memory Mambo by Achy Obejas  Price: A$19.95

A brilliant new novel by the author of We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This? Juani, a 24-year-old Latina lesbian, is exiled, with her irresistibly crazy family, from Cuba to the United States. Here a chorus of cousins--blood cousins and "cousins in exile"--wreak havoc as Juani attempts to sift through layers of memories and family myth to find the truth about her life.

Winner of the 1997 Lambda Gay Literary Award
Funny Boy
by Shyam Selvadurai  Price: A$12.95

This haunting novel about a boy growing up within an extended upper-middle-class family in Sri Lanka employs gentle humor and an uncommon compassion and insight into human nature. Arjie's understanding of the world around him--and his own gay identity--is placed against the backdrop of growing racial tension and civil unrest. "Selvadurai has a genius for touching a nerve with a feather-like touch."
Literary Review (England).

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The Five Stages Of The Soul by Harry Moody & David Carroll  Price: A$24.95

The baby-boomer seeker of spiritual fulfillment, Harry Moody, who came of age in the late 1960s, has compiled his search for spiritual enlightenment into one book which charts the five stages of spiritual development: the call, the search, the struggle, the breakthrough and the return. The Five Stages of the Soul is a colourful array of stories from contemporary America plus legends and myths from religious traditions around the world. As we struggle through the labyrinth of life, it is comforting to be armed with a roadmap to our spiritual selves.

Do It Yourself Astrology  by Lyn Birbeck  Price: A$35.00

Many people know what it means if their Sun is in Gemini, but do not know what the implications are if their Moon is in Cancer, their Mercury in Taurus or their Venus in Mercury. This work explains all the planetary influences for those born between January 1st 1930 and December 31st 1995, with each solar, lunar or planetary profile giving key words and phrases to summarize principal personality attributes.It can also be used to explore and understand relationships, to find out why we are attracted to certain people, and to use our relationships with others to find out more about ourselves.


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Waves : An Anthology of New Gay Fiction by Ethan Mordden (Editor)

These 14 short stories by gay men afford a variety of voices concerned with gay identities, gay sex as gay language, homosexual culture within a dominant heterosexual culture, and the gay scene in general. The thread of sexuality runs through them all, most notably in Michael Cunningham's stunning White Angel, which uses sexuality as a gesture of friendship; in Rex Knight's The Number You Have Reached, which dramatizes a gay cop's insistence on being real rather than a fantasy figure objectified by phone sex; in the uncompromising recollection of sibling rivalry tinged with eroticism in Michael Scalisi's The Choice Game; and in John Weir's Homo in Heteroland, in which the narrator transcends his treatment as House Homo and Art-Fag-from-New-York during a vacation with his brother, sister-in-law, and nephews. A strong compilation
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249 pages 1 edition
(July 1994)