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On loving women

by Obomsawin, Diane,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Graphic Novels PN6733.O26 J3513 2014x
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
Collection  Graphic Novels
Call Number  PN6733.O26 J3513 2014x
CLP - East Liberty Graphic Novels PN6733.O26 J3513 2014x
Location  CLP - East Liberty
Collection  Graphic Novels
Call Number  PN6733.O26 J3513 2014x
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Graphic Non-Fiction PN6733.O26 J3513 2014x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Graphic Non-Fiction
Call Number  PN6733.O26 J3513 2014x

" On Loving Women is in turns wistful, sexy, goofy, bittersweet, frank, and adorable. Diane Obomsawin's deceptively simple lifework and straightforward writing style capture the breathless sweetness of holding another girl's hand for the first time, and the happy, lusty intimacy of a virginity-ending, drunken threesome. Delightful."--Ellen Forney, author of Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me
Intimate vignettes of women coming out

On Loving Women is a new collection of stories about coming out, first love, and sexual identity by the animator Diane Obomsawin. With this work, Obomsawin brings her gaze to bear on subjects closer to home--her friends' and lovers' personal accounts of realizing they're gay or first finding love with another woman. Each story is a master class in reaching the emotional truth of a situation with the simplest means possible. Her stripped-down pages use the bare minimum of linework to expressively reveal heartbreak, joy, irritation, and fear.
On Loving Women focuses primarily on adolescence--crushes on high school teachers, awkwardness on first dates--but also addresses much deeper-seated difficulties of being out: fears of rejection and of not being who others want one to be. Within these pages, Obomsawin has forged a poignant, powerful narrative that speaks to the difficulties of coming out and the joys of being loved.
Her first English-language work, Kaspar --a retelling of the life of Kaspar Hauser, the mysterious German youth who was raised in isolation and murdered just a few years after emerging from his imprisonment--was critically lauded for its simple but expressive storytelling, and for the way it portrayed traumatic material compassionately but without self-indulgenc

Mathilde's story
Maxime's story
Sasha's story
Marie's story
Diane's story
Catherine's story
Charlotte's story
October's story
Jeanne's story
M-H's story.

Additional Information
Subjects Lesbians -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Coming out (Sexual orientation) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Lesbians -- Social life and customs -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Romance comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher [Montréal, Québec] :2014
Edition First paperback edition.
Other Titles J'aime les filles.
Contributors Dascher, Helge, 1965- translator.
Language English
Translated from the French.
Notes Vignettes.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781770461406 (paperback)
177046140X (paperback)
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