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by Lorrie Sprecher

eBook Sister Safety Pin: A Novel download ISBN: 1563410508
Author: Lorrie Sprecher
Publisher: Firebrand Books (October 1, 1994)
Language: English
Pages: 256
ePub: 1593 kb
Fb2: 1287 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual
Subcategory: Literature and Fiction

Lorrie Sprecher is the author of Pissing in a River, Sister Safety Pin and Anxiety Attack. She was a member of ACT UP/DC, has a PhD in English and American literature, and resides with her dog Kurt in Syracuse, New York

Lorrie Sprecher is the author of Pissing in a River, Sister Safety Pin and Anxiety Attack. She was a member of ACT UP/DC, has a PhD in English and American literature, and resides with her dog Kurt in Syracuse, New York. The punk song It’s a Heteronormative World, No! recorded by her band Sugar Rat appears on a compilation put out by Riot Grrrl Berlin. How do you deal with writer’s block? Lorrie Sprecher Quite frankly, I deal with writer's block by becoming aimless and depressed!

Lorrie Sprecher (born 18 July 1960) is a writer, musician, and activist

Lorrie Sprecher (born 18 July 1960) is a writer, musician, and activist. Her debut novel, Sister Safety Pin, details the life of a 20-something lesbian named Melany as she struggles to come to terms with her sexuality, her lovers, her future, and her place in the changing world of punk rock.

LORRIE SPRECHER is the author of two novels, Pissing in a River (The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2014) and Sister Safety Pin (Firebrand, 1994). Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals

LORRIE SPRECHER is the author of two novels, Pissing in a River (The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2014) and Sister Safety Pin (Firebrand, 1994). Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals. She lives in Syracuse, New York with her lovely dog, Kurt.

Sister Safety Pin. by. Lorrie Sprecher.

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Sister Safety Pin was a messy saga following Melanie, a love sick, adolescent who jumps from an assortment of doomed lesbian relationships. The authors attempts to create at hip, and edgy tone for the book by referencing artists like The Clash, The Pretenders etc. However, the book becomes a big advertisement for punk rock music, a sort literary MTV. The author's constant plugs for different punk songs and albums were very distracting.

In this irreverently funny yet profound novel, Amanda risks deportation, recalls the fervor of AIDS activism in the US, connects to the class struggle of punk, and finds redemption in love. But she also must confront her own mental illness, her lover's rape, and the violence of post-9/11 politics. Pissing in a River captures the glee and turbulence of surviving the cacophony of modern life. Lorrie Sprecher’s Pissing in a River is testament to the fact that women are not hidden from the world, we’re IN it. And sometimes we make noise about that.

Sister Safety Pin (Firebrand Books, 1994). Pissing in a River (The Feminist Press, 2014).

Her debut novel, Sister Safety Pin, details the life of a 20-something lesbian named Melany as she struggles to come to terms with her sexuality, her lovers, her future, and her place in the changing world of punk rock. Sister Safety Pin (Firebrand Books, 1994).

By (author) Lorrie Sprecher. Sprecher's punk lesbian novel captures the in-your-face attitude of the 80s punk scene, a world of grunge and Doc Martens. On the wrong side of political correctness, Sister introduces a wry, intelligent new voice with an edge! show more. Format Hardback 256 pages. Dimensions 144 x 219 x 20mm 404g. Publication date 01 Nov 1994. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

Lorrie Sprecher is a writer, musician, and activist. especially a punk lesbian. After the publication of her novel, Sprecher turned her attention to music, forming the one-woman band Sugar Rat. Her music is politically charged, most recently addressing the bombing of Afghanistan. Her debut album, Rats Have Rights, was released in 2001.

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Sprecher's punk lesbian novel captures the in-your-face attitude of the 80s punk scene, a world of grunge and Doc Martens. On the wrong side of political correctness, Sister introduces a wry, intelligent new voice with an edge!
Comments: (7)
Defolosk
I love this book! I read it as a teenager and it was great to revisit it as an adult!
Timberahue
Not as good as I hoped for. But, an okay summer read
Grari
I can't even finish this book.
I also really want to like the novel, but the poor quality of the writing, the unrealistic dialogue, and the inaccurate and gratuitous references to punk images (if protagonist Melany makes ONE MORE REFERENCE to the fact that she has blue hair, I'm going to scream) makes this too frustrating--and boring--to get all the way through. As a punk dyke in my twenties, I feel obligated to say that this is NOT what the scene was or is all about--at least not in the first few chapters.
Read Bett Williams' GIRL WALKING BACKWARDS instead. It's lot more realistic and on-target, in my humble opinion.
Bloodfire
This book was recomended to me by a boy who used to come into my work everyday. Well, I'm glad I took his suggestion-because this a good read. It's not the most amazing book out there, but it is one of the few I reread every year. Melany is a 17 year old punk rock college girl on the verge of a lesbian, Feminist, grown-up track. In the begining, her wavering on-is she-or isn't she- a lesbian get a little tiring, but it stops right before you get really sick of it. Also the name dropping of Punk Rock bands is plentiful, but also doesn't quite go overboard (Plus it's nice to see bands I like mentioned in print). She falls in love (maybe?) with this girl,Iso, who she always seems to miss-connect with. During this termoil, she finds out just who she is and how she relates in this place. You don't have to be a punk rocker or a feminist or even a lesbian to enjoy this book. The core story is really good, and Melany has some realy cool thing happen to her (like working as a temp. for the government and puting her mark on confidential papers and having a cool friend, Patti, who leaves college in a really big F-You type of way). Anyway, just get this book. It's sensitive, well written and takes place in this world (time, place, music) that I kinda wish I could have been a party to.
Winail
Sister Safety Pin was a messy saga following Melanie, a love sick, adolescent who jumps from an assortment of doomed lesbian relationships.
The authors attempts to create at hip, and edgy tone for the book by referencing artists like The Clash, The Pretenders etc. However, the book becomes a big advertisement for punk rock music, a sort literary MTV. The author's constant plugs for different punk songs and albums were very distracting. Especially to those who do not listen to punk rock music, and also to those who expect an author to have enough writing ability to explain a situation with out plugging a song to describe the mood.
Nevertheless, the characters were poorly developed and the plot was also lacking. Melanie, the main character, started out a young and naive blue hair girl. However, by the end of the story she had not grown or matured. She seemed to learn nothing for her twisted love affairs, but rather she just moves on to another relationship doomed for failure.
The plot was fresh and interesting at the start of the book. However, the middle lags. The main character becomes a depressive, love sick puppy chasing a woman who does not want her. Not mention the lame political protest scene that's unrealistic and choppy at best. The ending is abrupt and predicable, with no resolution of the problems that plagued the main character throughout the book.
net rider
when I had first read a review on this book, I was instantly intrigued. After recieving it as a birthday gift, I devoured it in a mere day. All I can say is that it's incredible. You feel for the characters so much that you cry when they cry, smile when they smile. You feel their pain, and that's what makes this novel worth it.
The characters are easy to relate with(that is, if you're suffering from teenage angst, sexual/gender identity crisis, and dealing with clumps of distortion). But really. This book is very enjoyable. I suggest all who have been through that search for your true identity buy a copy. It's well worth it.
Gaua
I first read this book when my friend suggested it to me. After I read a few pages, I got really into it and couldn't really put it down. It was very realistic, dealing with problems that are likely to happen. There's funny times, and sad times. There's a realization of oneself and deciding on where to go from there. This book gets you thinking on what will happen. I like that Melany has pride in herself.
I think this book is good to read for everyone with an open mind. It deals with relationships, friends, work, school, politics (somewhat), and just trying to make a living while still being who you are.
i believe that this book was one of the best i've read, itshowed different views and hardships she goes through while figuringout who she is. she goes to punk as an escape from her problems.