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Semi queer : inside the world of gay, trans, and black truck drivers

Author: Anne Balay
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press. copyright 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English
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"Long-haul trucking is linked to almost every industry in America, yet somehow the working-class drivers behind big rigs remain largely hidden from public view. Gritty, inspiring, and often devastating oral histories of gay, transsexual, and minority truck drivers allow award-winning author Anne Balay to shed new light on the harsh realities of truckers' lives behind the wheel. A licensed commercial truck driver  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Balay
ISBN: 9781469647098 1469647095
OCLC Number: 1107638648
Description: 1 vol. ([XIII]-214 p.) : ill., jaquette ill. en coul. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Anne Balay.

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