Former child prodigy and rich-girl kleptomaniac, Ester—renamed into the gentile Carleen for her own protection—is incarcerated after a botched heist. For two decades, time is the enemy. Her twenties and thirties crawl by in stifling isolation.
Raised by immigrants and raising a brown son, Ana Castillo works to find herself as a writer, feminist, and mother.
Poignant and unfeigned, Death Is Stupid cuts through platitudes and gives an honest voice to children's first brush with death.
Two unlikely friends, cast out of their own families, search for understanding in 1950s Bohemian New York City.
Beijing Comrades--the first gay novel published in mainland China--is a tale of capitalism, love, power, and secrecy.
What would a world that matched your values look like?
An outsider within her Jersey Shore family, Chef Rossi finds a home for her punk sensibilities inside the kitchen.
Contributors explore the 1970s, a decade that transformed the very notion of female power regarding their bodies, pleasures, and work.
This beloved, groundbreaking collection created the necessary coursework to develop the field of black women's studies in the US.
“One of the most entertaining, excellently sustained and consistently developed novels of the season.” —New York Times (1941)
This hidden classic, censored for half a century, follows the obsessive pleasures and repressed secrets of two schoolgirls in love.
The son of Holocaust survivors promises he'll marry Jewish--but life intervenes when he meets Cleo, an African American activist.
"A foul-mouthed Nancy Mitford for the Gawker generation."
This on-the-road mystery follows the search for a missing girl, providing a scathing commentary on contemporary life.
A refreshingly honest portrayal of divorce, this beautifully illustrated book offers children the hope of staying whole as parents split.
The essential collection by sex workers on sex work, prostitute rights, and the real media whores who sensationalize them.
A riveting, true-to-life play and provocative essays examine rape and bullying culture, offering resources for survivors and bystanders.