Honey Mine

This visceral, thrilling collection of stories by prescient lesbian writer Camille Roy explores what it takes to survive as a young sex and gender outlaw in the heart of America.

FictionLiterature / Queer Studies

$17.95

Collected Stories

Honey Mine unfolds as both excavation and romp, an adventure story that ushers readers into a lesbian writer’s coming of age through disorienting, unsparing, and exhilarating encounters with sex, gender, and distinctly American realities of race and class. From childhood in Chicago’s South Side to youth in the lesbian underground, Roy’s politics find joyful and transgressive expression in the liberatory potential of subculture. In these new, uncollected, and out-of-print fictions by a master of New Narrative, find a record of survival and thriving under conditions of danger.

Praise

“It’s poetry stretched over mountains of prose, mythic and dirty like a genius’s sex diary told outta the side of their mouth in a torn bathrobe with a topical map on the back that includes genitals, wisdom & lore. It’s held together by love – lost & known. And the healing power of silence. Honey Mine is one hell of a unique book. It’s a study. It disrupts the category, be it literature, fiction, the essay or the lesbian. It says: whatever you have the nerve to do, I will also doHoney Mine is an inspirational work.”

-Eileen Myles
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Details
ISBN: 9781643620749
Paperback, 288 pages, 5 x 8 inches
Publication Date: June 15, 2021

Camille Roy’s most recent book is ​Sherwood Forest​, from Futurepoem. Other books include ​Cheap Speech​, a play from Leroy Chapbooks, and ​Craquer​, a fictional autobiography from 2nd Story Books …

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