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Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina

Wilton Barnhardt


Some of North Carolina's finest fiction and nonfiction writers come together in Every True Pleasure, including David Sedaris, Kelly Link, Allan Gurganus, Randall Kenan, and more. Within the volume-featuring writers who identify as gay, trans, bisexual, and straight-are stories and essays that view the full spectrum of contemporary life though an LGBTQ lens. These writers, all native or connected to North Carolina, show the multifaceted challenges and joys of LGBTQ life, including young love and gay panic, the minefield of religion, military service, having children with a surrogate, family rej ... More

Keywords: LGBTQ, short stories, essays, gay, trans, bisexual, lesbian, queer, North Carolina, anthology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469646800
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wilton Barnhardt, editor
North Carolina State University

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Front Matter


Wilton Barnhardt


Minrose Gwin


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Adult Art

Allan Gurganus

Sissy Boy

Toni Newman

Pete and Daniel

Michael Parker

Love the Soldier

Jasmine Beach-Ferrara

The Handoff

John Pierre Craig


Aaron Gwyn

Once, My Husband

Diane Daniel


Belle Boggs


Garrard Conley

On Peripersonal Space

Brian Blanchfield

Without a Word

Zelda Lockhart


David Sedaris

The Lesson

Kelly Link

Rabbit Heart

Alyssa Wong

Favorite Song

Emily Chávez


Penelope Robbins

End Matter