A STYLE THAT IS TRULY ORIGINAL AND REFRESHING!
THE VINTAGE REPRINTS
Reflecting the consciousness of the world thru lesbian eyes.
These remarkable books, written in the 1970's, chronicle the
years from 1960-1980. Created in the author's inimitable style,
they are raunchy, philosophical, full of dialogue and sleazy
adventures. Unlike the author's more recent works, these books do
not contain much explicit sex (with the notable exceptions of
BARS ACROSS HEAVEN and HO STROLL); instead, they present the life
of the street, written in the slang of the street, through the
eyes of the characters.
VIN-1 : BARS ACROSS HEAVEN :
An Afro-American sistuh and her quest for lesbian love. Her days
hustling up spare change to survive, and how she is helped by a
woman's therapy group in a clinic. You'll find this book
intriguing; the theme of sex workers and women paying them for
sex is one that should be explored.
VIN-2 : HOW'S MARS? :
Three white sisters in Greenwich Village party from gay bar to
gay bar -- while fleeing from the Mafia. Gay life snapshots.
Fights. Drama. The author's ear for dialogue is terrific!
THE AUTHOR AS A YOUNG DIKE
VIN-3 : THE GREAT HEART BANK ROBBERY :
The story of a sixteen-year-old lesbian discovering Gay Life in
New York's Greenwich Village. How she lives. Meetings with
other dikes. Personal insights and street scenes. Gay teens in
love. A glimpse of gay street life, 'when love was courageous and
gay' -- in the early 1960's Before Stonewall. Poetic.
VIN-4 : HO STROLL :
Hookers work the MacArthur-San Pablo strip in Oakland,
California. A lonely gay sistuh begins dating these working
women. If you enjoyed Bars Across Heaven, you'll like this
longer novel. Black street dikes in the 1970's. Feminist
outlook. Sex. Introspection.
VIN-5 : STORIES FROM THE DANCE OF LIFE :
(VOL. I - V, EACH, $10) : 5-VOLUME SET,
Several of these stories have been extensively quoted and
anthologized; many have been reprinted several times, such as the
popular Suzie Q. and the world famous essay Nobody's People.
Featured is the essay Confessions of a Not-So- Ex-Alcoholic, in
which the author reveals her own alcohol problem, her journeys
into faith and spirituality, and her triumph over drinking.
Other dike stories, include People Who Have Lost Their Places,
The Hurt, The Investigator, Dikes of the Road, The Christian
Missionary of the Bars, Hot Sauce, Alexander D'Oro, The Gray
Prisoner, Whiter Then Black, Julie.
HUMOR! ACTION! DIALOGUE!
VIN-6 : FLASH! ON THE HUSTLER :
Meet again Alexander D'Oro. Gay brother with a Continental air
is caught up in a drug deal by burnt-out dope fiends. A multi-
layered psychological thriller!
VIN-7 : IN THE STRANGE EMBRACE OF A PRODIGAL :
Tale of a super-sensitive street woman who discerns the soul
through the facades of life. Her political views. Her
encounters with the hard shells of people in San Francisco during
the era of the VietNam war.
VIN-8 : THE BIG CHANGE :
A transsexual's story: a fifteen-year-old boy turns $2 tricks to
find happiness -- as a woman. Set in the late 1950's, it is a
journey from poverty as 'he' to her realized dream: She.
VIN-9 : WHERE THE WORD IS NO :
A glimpse of a bisexual hustler's life, and his relationship with
Miss La De Da, a fabulous, insightful Drag Queen. Some changes
they go through one evening.
VIN-10 : JAILHOUSE STUD :
Inside a woman's prison, a dike hero finds love, education -- and
a twist of fate. Sections of this classic have been published in
VIN-11 : FISHERPEOPLE :
Old straight man, who must go fishing in order to eat, lives
alone in El Barrio with all his cats, visited only by his
daughter and his memories of the past.
VIN-12 : VENGEANCE! :
Meet Miz LaRue and her jolly gang of cutthroats. A struggle of
good vs. evil as the innocent heroine crosses the path of a Black
VIN-13 : BARRIO BLUES :
Young Latina dike grows up in El Barrio. Her ambitions, her life
struggle, her personal growth, the women she takes to bed and her
subsequent adventures. Hot! Hot!
VIN-14 : LADIES' AUXILIARY OF THE LEFT/CHAMPAGNE, FIRECRACKERS, &
THE SMOKE FROM THE DEATH FACTORY :
Two diary-like pieces from the author's youthful starving years,
dwelling in a condemned building in the City of Saint Francis.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Has been
writing since age 13. Poet. Storyteller. Made a living as
Newspaper Deliverer, Office Clerk, Factory Laborer, Telemarketer,
Karate Teacher, Post Office Worker, Nurses' Aide, Cashier, Cook,
Janitor, Housecleaner. Currently lives in the San Francisco Bay
Appears in the documentary BEFORE STONEWALL. Has been published
in many anthologies, including DAUGHTERS OF AFRICA, and in
publications such as SINISTER WISDOM, COMMON LIVES/LESBIAN LIVES,
and the lesbian erotic/sex magazine ON OUR BACKS.
c. 1994 Red Jordan Press
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