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Working Parts: A Novel by Lucy Jane Bledsoe
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Working Parts: A Novel

by Lucy Jane Bledsoe

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lesbian bike mechanic learns to read with crusty divorce; San Fransisco

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I pushed open the library door, walked in like I knew what I was doing, then panicked.
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Working Parts examines the life of a smart, funny, accomplished woman who finally faces the hard truth that, at the age of 27, she cannot read. Lori Taylor makes a pact with her best friend, fellow bike mechanic Miguel, that she will learn to read if he, a virgin, learns to kiss. This book follows these best buddies, a lesbian and a straight man, as they confront then try to overcome their secret shames. Lucy Jane Bledsoe creates believable, lovable, well-rounded characters while examining important social issues of literacy, race, age, class, physical appearance, and bicycle maintenance.

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A novel on illiteracy set in San Francisco. The protagonist is Lori a 28-year-old lesbian who repairs bikes. A male co-worker acquires some money for being disfigured in a car accident and proposes a partnership with a shop of their own if she learns to read, and so she goes back to school.… (more)

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