Rough Paradise

QueerEvents.ca - Book - Rough Paradise - Alec Butler
130 pages G Turtle Island
ISBN: 9781927443620
Language: English
Publisher: Quattro Books
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Synopsis

Born with an Intersex condition in a rough, working-class city, the harassment and hate Terry Tomey experiences for being bi-gendered and Two-Spirit drives them to the brink of suicide--yet they are saved by the love and acceptance of Darla.

The two incur the wrath of their families and their community as they fall in love and graphically explore their queer sexuality.

Forcefully separated, they spend the next twenty years trying to find each other and to uncover the real truth as to why they were kept apart.

QueerEvents.ca- Author - Alec Butler

Alec Butler

Alec Butler is a Two-Spirit, Non-binary, Intersex activist and an award winning playwright, author and filmmaker.

They write, direct, edit and perform in their videos and champions the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) and DIWO (Do-It-With-Others) aesthetic. Author of the queer novella Rough Paradise and the plays Black Friday?, Medusa Rising, Cradle Pin and Shakedown, Butler is a scholar in Indigenous Studies and Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. Their research centres on Two-Spirit Queer Indigenous Literatures, Cultures, Communities and Politics.

Alec is of Indigenous (Mi'kmaq) and Settler (French/Irish) descent originally from Unama'ki (Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia).

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