She of the MountainsPaperback - 2014
A "Globe 100" Best Book of the Year ( The Globe and Mail )
Lambda Literary Award finalist
In the beginning, there is no he. There is no she.
Two cells make up one cell. This is the mathematics behind creation. One plus one makes one. Life begets life. We are the period to a sentence, the effect to a cause, always belonging to someone. We are never our own.
This is why we are so lonely.She of the Mountains is a beautifully rendered illustrated novel by Vivek Shraya, the author of the Lambda Literary Award finalist God Loves Hair . Shraya weaves a passionate, contemporary love story between a man and his body, with a re-imagining of Hindu mythology. Both narratives explore the complexities of embodiment and the damaging effects that policing gender and sexuality can have on the human heart.
The illustrations are by Raymond Biesinger, whose work has appeared in such publications as The New Yorker and the New York Times .
From Library Staff
BostonPL_AnnaD May 23, 2018
Fiction. Bisexual. Two stories are partially in concert with one another: The first is a retelling/reimagining of the Hindu myth of creation; the second details the sexual evolution of a young boy and the girl he loves, despite the voices in his head and those surrounding him, telling him how gay... Read More »