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The cosmopolitans

Author: Sarah Schulman
Publisher: New York City : Feminist Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A modern retelling of Balzac's classic Cousin Bette by one of America's most prolific and significant writers. Earl, a black, gay actor working in a meatpacking plant, and Bette, a white secretary, have lived next door to each other in the same Greenwich Village apartment building for thirty years. Shamed and disowned by their families, both found refuge in New York and in their domestic routine. Everything changes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Lesbian fiction
Skönlitteratur
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Schulman
ISBN: 9781558619043 1558619046 9781558619104 1558619100
OCLC Number: 907652966
Description: 377 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Sarah Schulman.

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A modern retelling of Balzac's classic Cousin Bette by one of America's most prolific and significant writers. Earl, a black, gay actor working in a meatpacking plant, and Bette, a white secretary, have lived next door to each other in the same Greenwich Village apartment building for thirty years. Shamed and disowned by their families, both found refuge in New York and in their domestic routine. Everything changes when Hortense, a wealthy young actress from Ohio, comes to the city to "make it."

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