RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 39812366 LA English T1 A fragile union : new & selected writings A1 Nestle, Joan,, PB Cleis Press PP San Francisco YR 1998 SN 157344040X 9781573440400 AB "A Fragile Union is Joan Nestle's collection of intimate essays and narratives about lesbian sexuality, butch-femme relationships, sex writing, the importance of preserving the history of pre-Stonewall gays and lesbians, the love that is possible between lesbians and gay men, and the often shaky camaraderie among lesbians as that community continues to flex its diversity. Readers of A Restricted Country and other Nestle writings are familiar with the author's themes of unity and difference. In A Fragile Union, she delves still deeper. Living with cancer, facing death, Nestle now explores other "fragile unions": the fragility of her sexual desire in the face of her illness, the fragility of memory in the face of enormous loss and fear, her belief in the possibility of hope, her love for her people - women, lesbians and gays, the working class, Jews, and all who struggle against injustice."--pub. desc.