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READ & DOWNLOAD Â Upright Women Wanted Þ In Upright Women Wanted award winning author Sarah Gailey reinvents the pulp Western with an explicitly antifascist near future story of ueer identity That girl's got wrong notions than a barn owl's got mean looksEsther is a stowaway She's hidden herself away in the Librarian's book wagon in an attemptA stowaway She's hidden herself away in the Librarian's book wagon in an attempt to escape the marriage her father has arranged for her a marriage to the man who was previously engaged to her best friend Her best friend who. This was a popular ARC in my office at the library for obvious reasons I really wanted to love the book ueer subversive librarians but it just didn't click for me I think it's mainly that I a humble ace could not understand how the protagonist could go from mourning her best friendlover who was JUST executed to eyeballing the hot enby trainee librarian in the space of a single day Perhaps this seems perfectly normal to allosexuals and wouldn't bother other readers at all but to me it was gross as hell and I couldn't get back into the protagonist's POV Your girlfriend JUST DIED what do you care if a stranger is cute That aside the worldbuilding is fun and probably even so to people who like Wild West stories I think the story left off in the right place for a novella it leaves the protagonist's future journey wide open

Upright Women WantedA stowaway She's hidden herself away in the Librarian's book wagon in an attempt to escape the marriage her father has arranged for her a marriage to the man who was previously engaged to her best friend Her best friend who. This was a popular ARC in my office at the library for obvious reasons I really wanted to love the book ueer subversive librarians but it just didn't click for me I think it's mainly that I a humble ace could not understand how the protagonist could go from mourning her best friendlover who was JUST executed to eyeballing the hot enby trainee librarian in the space of a single day Perhaps this seems perfectly normal to allosexuals and wouldn't bother other readers at all but to me it was gross as hell and I couldn't get back into the protagonist's POV Your girlfriend JUST DIED what do you care if a stranger is cute That aside the worldbuilding is fun and probably even so to people who like Wild West stories I think the story left off in the right place for a novella it leaves the protagonist's future journey wide open

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Upright Women Wanted ↠ In Upright Women Wanted award winning author Sarah Gailey reinvents the pulp Western with an explicitly antifascist near future story of ueer identity That girl's got wrong notions than a barn owl's got mean looksEsther is. When Esther Augustus witnesses the public hanging of her lover Beatriz for deviance and the possession of unapproved materials” the fire in her is smothered and something else inside her stumbles to the edge of a precipice falls off Esther wonders not for the first time what reason it is to cling so stubbornly to her defiance when the current is pulling so hard in the other direction Esther then decides to run away to join the Librarians in the hope that the company of such “chaste morally upright women” would rid her of the wrongness inside herBut Esther soon discovers how absurdly ridiculously naïve she has been Her mind had been empty of understanding of the world but in the company of ueer gunslinger librarians who rejected the choices the limits the world gave them and who looked at the laws and rules as though they were sticks of chewing gum that had long lost their taste and needed to be spat out—it begins to fill in layer by layerThe fire in Esther wasn’t smothered after all only banked and it would burn Keep fighting It will be hard and it will be awful and it will be worth it Don’t give up even when it feels like dying Don’t give up This is only the beginning “Upright Women Wanted” takes place somewhere vaguely in the realm of the near future in a fictional America that deteriorated into the Old West To live in this world of poverty toil and human terror was to spare only enough attention for your fellow man to hate him for a few precious seconds before you got back to ignoring him Revolutions ignited like a chain of firecrackers all this instability was like blood in the water and the craftily rendered characters of Gailey’s novel swam in itThe plot is simple but sturdily so And for such a short book it’s packed with characters who step wholly into the page page and doggedly follow you off of it once the story is overWatching Esther’s character development was like watching a new lamb struggle to their feet With her father’s authority weighing on her like a pillow on the face her whole life Esther had believed that girls like her do not fling themselves against the crushing weight of fate It was hope that had Beatriz always so far ahead of her but Esther had parted company with hope long ago But as Esther spends the pages’ precipitous drop into darkness alongside Bet and Leda the Librarians whose wagon she sneaked into and who were a lesbian couple and Cye who prefers to go by the pronoun they and whom Esther is developing a crush on she begins to feel herself bigger and brighter in their reflections of her These people as familiar to her as her own palm had built her a bridge to a possible future And Esther just had to cross it “Everywhere” Esther whispered to herself “There are people like us everywhere” Upright Women Wanted” tugged on some mysterious thread inside me and reading it felt like reaching toward your reflection in a mirror and finding warm flesh under your fingertips—that magical fearful symmetry It is a uniue hearty thought provoking romp that for all its luxuriating in the gritty hardscrabble texture of the Old West is bracingly progressive Fascism patriarchy ueerphobia are incisively observed and in every wind blown crag and hard edged crevice of this story people find ways to live and survive or die on their own termsThis is ultimately a novel that is keenly attuned to the deeper music in the speeches and hand painted signs of protest It’s a celebration of the READ Ó REFLECTIONSLISBURNLTD.CO.UK Ë Sarah Gailey

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Sarah Gailey Ë 1 READ & DOWNLOAD She was in love with Her best friend who was just executed for possession of resistance propagandaThe future American Southwest is full of bandits fascists and ueer librarian spies on horseback trying to do the right thing. Read and discussed in this vlog where I used a paid book recommendation service to choose what I read