Pass the Chaos, Lesbian Edition

As the folks at Zola Books rightly point out, ‘tis the season for feasting and family dysfunction and there are an abundance of excellent books on the many ways a family can be unhappy. This got me thinking about the uniquely lesbian version of this: dyke drama. And so, herewith, my top 3 books on the kind of doomed, tragic, drama-filled relationships that are infinitely better to read about than live through:

#3 The Last Nude by Ellis Avery

What is it they say about never getting involved with actors? Well, Rafaela Fano gets a quick, brutal lesson on the dangers of artists.

#2 Aimee & Jaguar by Erica Fischer

A German housewife married to a Nazi officer meets a Jew living underground in Berlin during WWII. This was never going to end well even if Lilly “Aimee” Wust wasn’t a study in delusion and dysfunction.

#1 Nightwood by Djuna Barnes

Love it or hate it, if you’ve ever sat on the sidelines, forgotten, watching a lover go from “table to table, from drink to drink, from person to person” you’ll feel for Nora Flood.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Fiction and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Pass the Chaos, Lesbian Edition

  1. Pingback: Link Round Up: Nov 20 – Dec 4 « The Lesbrary

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s