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Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl

Narrated by: Dani Martineck
Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
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It’s 1993, and Paul Polydoris tends bar at the only gay club in a university town thrumming with politics and partying. He studies queer theory, has a dyke best friend, makes zines and is a flâneur with a rich dating life. But Paul’s also got a secret: he’s a shape-shifter. Oscillating wildly from Riot Grrrl to leather cub, Women’s Studies major to trade, Paul transforms his body at will in a series of adventures that take him from Iowa City to Boystown to Provincetown and finally to San Francisco - a journey through the deep queer archives of struggle and pleasure. 

Andrea Lawlor’s debut novel offers a speculative history of early '90s identity politics during the heyday of ACT UP and Queer Nation. 

Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl is a riotous, razor-sharp bildungsroman whose hero/ine wends his way through a world gutted by loss, pulsing with music and opening into an array of intimacy and connections.

©2019 Andrea Lawlor (P)2019 Penguin Random House LLC

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