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Great Gay Book Stories of Growth, Belonging & Other Queer Possibilities

A Great Gay Book

Stories of Growth, Belonging & Other Queer Possibilities

  • ISBN: 9781419766787
  • Publication Date: May 21, 2024

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Price: $50.00
Description

A Great Gay Book: Stories of Growth, Belonging & Other Queer Possibilities is a gorgeously designed collection of art, essays, short fiction, poetry, interviews, profiles, and photography from the archives of the beloved queer magazine Hello Mr., as well as new material from many of today’s biggest LGBTQ+ creatives.

Hello Mr. was founded by Ryan Fitzgibbon in 2012. Over its ten-issue lifespan, the groundbreaking indie magazine became the first home for some of the most prestigious queer voices of a generation. With more than a decade’s devotion, and the publishing prowess of Abrams, Fitzgibbon has created an astonishing reminder of our collective power in A Great Gay Book.

Notable artists and writers featured include Jeremy Atherton Lin, Lady Bunny, Alexander Chee, Garth Greenwell, Saeed Jones, Wesley Morris, Chani Nicholas, Tommy Pico, Brontez Purnell, LJ Roberts, Mathew Rodriguez, Antwaun Sargent, Fran Tirado, Ocean Vuong, Bryan Washington, John Waters, Kehinde Wiley, J Wortham, Hanya Yanagihara, and many more.

Philadelphia Gay News praises this “exciting anthology" and adds: "The entries are compelling enough to enjoy back-to-back-to-back, but they are also worth savoring . . . Fitzgibbon wisely juxtaposes text and images, so the flow of the book never feels too dense. There are several memorable essays and interviews that are original to this volume . . . [and] brief entries featuring key queer voices in contemporary gay literature. It is valuable that these entries are now available to reach a wider audience.”

Praise

"An insightful collection . . . The stylistically diverse contributions are linked by a preoccupation with the question of whether increased mainstream acceptance of LGBTQ+ people must come at the expense of what makes the community unique. It’s an illuminating snapshot of the changing face of queerness."
—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“[An] exciting anthology . . . The book certainly lives up to its title . . . The entries are compelling enough to enjoy back-to-back-to-back, but they are also worth savoring. . . Fitzgibbon wisely juxtaposes text and images, so the flow of the book never feels too dense. There are several memorable essays and interviews that are original to this volume . . .also [including] some superb fiction . . . [and] brief entries featuring key queer voices in contemporary gay literature. It is valuable that these entries are now available to reach a wider audience. A Great Gay Book leaves readers wanting more.”
—PHILADELPHIA GAY NEWS

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