The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name: Short Stories

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Price
$18.99
Publisher
Freedom with Pluralism
Publish Date
Pages
424
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.86 X 9.0 inches | 1.24 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9788193290651

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About the Author
Fiza Pathan was born in Mumbai, India on March 19th, 1989. She finished her high school education from Bombay Scottish School, a reputed ICSE School in Mumbai. She then attended St Andrews College to pursue her B.A. degree in History and Sociology and graduated with a first class. A trained teacher, she graduated with a first class from the St Theresa's Institute of Education, Santa Cruz, her special subjects being History and English She has written nine award-winning books and won over forty literary awards. She lives now with her maternal family in Mumbai and writes novels and short stories which include almost all genres. She has been 'adopted' by two stray cats who answer to the names of Lopez and Ayn Rand. You may follow her on Twitter @FizaPathan and subscribe to her blog http: //insaneowl.wordpress.com/feed/
Reviews

" . . . examines the diversity of global LGBTQ communities and their common challenges . . . incredibly varied collection of 21 stories covers the gamut of LGBTQ issues and the hurdles individuals face. . . . highlights the somewhat lesser-known topics of asexuality and intersex identities . . . tackles one of the most volatile topics for not just LGBTQ communities, but also the entire world . . . this volume's exhaustive approach to elevating queer issues remains commendable." Kirkus Reviews

"A tender and enlightening collection of stories focused on modern sexuality and related through a diverse cast of characters. Heartfelt and at times shocking, the stories in this collection shine a light on hate, prejudice, and whirlwind of emotions that LGBTQ+ people and their allies face. . . . The book is careful with details and terminology, resulting in respectful and informative writing that helps drive each story and deliver appropriate impact. Many of the stories focus on intersex children and adults, and the confusion of the characters is tangible as they navigate love and sexuality in ambiguous terms. It is tragic to watch these characters, many of whom feel "born in the wrong body," struggle with their shame and self-esteem, as well as with the nefarious forces of the outside world. . . . These stories are not light. In addition to sexuality, they draw on themes of religion, friendship, family, justice, and self-worth. As the grandfather of one intersex child says, "I will say that equality exists beyond the boundaries of what is between someone's legs." The collection a testament to this statement. Another grief-stricken character laments, "My sister died in anonymity," a silence that the collection works to reverse. Stories follow a thought-provoking arc, while each elicits empathy and sadness. Fictional newspaper articles echo the all-too-real horrors of homophobic bullying, rage, and murder, emphasizing that the issues facing the LGBTQ+ community should not be ignored. . . . Each story in The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name resounds a call for the cultural acceptance of LGBTQ+ people. " Meredith Hardwicke for Foreword Clarion Reviews

"THE LOVE THAT DARE NOT SPEAK ITS NAME is, at its core, a series of loving arguments, making a case for the acceptance and support of people as human beings, whatever their sexual orientation or gender identity. . . . Each individual's story, however, is their own, and in the end it's the people whose relationships matter - the troubled nephew taken in by his drag queen uncle, the mother who chooses to have a living daughter instead of a dead son, the bookstore owner who connects deeply with a customer - and it is they who make the stories come alive." Catherine Langrehr for IndieReader

"Pathan's stories are notable for their sympathetic characters and strong message of tolerance." BlueInk Review

"A sublime collection of short stories that tug at your heartstrings Fiza Pathan delivers an exquisite work of literature. . . . powerful and poignant." BookViral

" . . . hopefully, it is books like these that will ultimately enable true recognition and acceptance of this much alienated and shunned community, and eventually enable them to get to a place where being LGBTQIA is regarded just as normal and ordinary as being heterosexual or anything else in the world today. This is a must-read book!" Readers' Favorite

" . . . a powerful book that everyone should read, regardless of what community they identify with." Authors Talk About It