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Thomas Glave

Author of Whose Song?: And Other Stories

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About the Author

Thomas Glave is an O. Henry Award-winning author and was named a Village Voice "Writer on the Verge" in 2000. He is the author of Whose Song? and Other Stories, Words to Our Now: Imagination and Dissent (winner of a Lambda Literary Award), The Torturer's Wife (finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace show more Prize), and editor of the anthology Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Cay Writing from the Antilles (winner of a Lambda Literary Award). His most recent work has appeared in the New York Times, the Kenyon Review, and Callaloo. Glave has been the Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor at MIT, and a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge. show less

Works by Thomas Glave

Associated Works

Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing (2002) — Contributor — 124 copies
Prize Stories 1997: The O. Henry Awards (1997) — Contributor — 99 copies
Best American Gay Fiction 3 (1998) — Contributor — 88 copies
His²: Brilliant New Fiction by Gay Writers (1997) — Contributor — 65 copies
Real Unreal: Best American Fantasy 3 (2010) — Contributor — 55 copies
Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (2000) — Contributor — 41 copies
Kingston Noir (2012) — Contributor — 35 copies


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This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I received this book through the Early Reviewers program. How lucky! It is a well written, engaging, disturbing, and thought provoking book!
ninarucker | 9 other reviews | Mar 4, 2014 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I got this through the Early Reader program. The writing is beautiful, and coveys the overt horrors of homosexual repression in Jamaica, as well as the insidious and subtle workings of the culture that keep that repression going. The culture he describes is in many ways alien to me, but his prose is clear and makes his experience accessible and his insights useful. He also has useful things to say about the interactions of Jamaican academic culture with other academics in the world. Worth checking out.… (more)
the_darling_copilots | 9 other reviews | Dec 4, 2013 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I received this book as an early reader. It was disturbing, moving, and thought-provoking. I found myself in tears during some of the authors descriptions of cruelty, and I found myself laughing and smiling during his depictions of victories and amusing family moments.

I would highly recommend this book to those who enjoy short stories that force them to focus on harsh realities and turbulent social issues. It is well-written, and you get caught up in each and every piece.
tracyjack7 | 9 other reviews | Oct 7, 2013 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I was lucky enough to receive Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh as an earlier reader copy, and I'm VERY happy I had chance to read it. This is a book I will definitely be keeping on my shelf and re-reading.

The essays in here were extremely well crafted, and a lot of human rights issues were touched upon. The author really had a distinctive voice that griped my attention immediately. The standout pieces in this selection for me were The Letter to The Prime Minister and Interview With the Not-Poem.

Great voice, interesting writing style, and book that really left you thinking long after finishing it.

Definitely a 4.5 stars out of 5 for me!
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HotWolfie | 9 other reviews | Aug 23, 2013 |


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