Theme for Diverse Instruments

Theme for Diverse Instruments

Book - 1975
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Jane Rule's first collection of short stories, some of which were first published in The Ladder , the first nationally distributed lesbian publication in the United States. Jane Rule is also the author of Desert of the Heart and Memory Board .

In the sensual and tender "Middle Children," two closeted young lesbians radiate the joy of their love into the tumultuous lives around them.

In "A Television Drama," Carolee Mitchell witnesses the capture of a wounded fugitive'and the blurring of the boundaries between reality and unreality.

Young Maly learns to contend with the games of her brother and his new friend by devising a game of her own in "My Father's House."

In "My Country Wrong," an American lesbian returns at Christmas time to Vietnam-era San Francisco.
In the humourous story "House," an uninhibited, nonconformist family tries conventionality on for size.

Ruth hires Anna'but the women's relationship encompasses far more complicated issues than Anna being Ruth's "Housekeeper."

In the unforgettable "In the Basement of the House", a young woman grapples with the forces that entwine her life with a conventional-appearing husband and wife.

And in a story that ranks with the greatest ever written, lesbian Alice occupies "The Attic of the House."
This outstanding collection, from one of the most gifted writers of our generation, deserves a permanent place on your bookshelf.

Review adapted from lesbianfunworld.com.
Publisher: Vancouver : Talonbooks, 1975.
ISBN: 9780889220607
0889220603
Characteristics: 185 pages ;,21 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

  Loading...

Find it at my library

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top