<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25040740-the-story-of-q” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img alt=”The story of Q” border=”0″ src=”https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/book/111×148-bcc042a9c91a29c1d680899eff700a03.png” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25040740-the-story-of-q”>The story of Q</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2747359.Allan_Hunter”>Allan Hunter</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1214088037″>4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
Bildungsroman about the life of Derek, regarded as different since childhood. Derek narrates his journey being queer in a squareminded society where the youngsters, contrary to popular belief, are the quintessence of conventionalism. Full of allusions and interesting references to other authors to take into consideration in the quest for self-discovery, as Derek is eager to learn what is “wrong” with him and this fact invites the reader to wonder and investigate. Through its pages we travel across the scant effects of hippy America in some southern universities – to Derek’s disappointment – during the seventies, and the stark difference between traditional views on women – held by some young ladies in the universities where Derek studied – and women’s lib movement – including an allusion to Valerie Solanas -. Highly recommendable.
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