After Delores (Paperback)

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This is an anti-romance book for all you cynics out there. The narrator of this novel is mean, bitter, and violent after her breakup with her girlfriend, the titular Delores. This is no heartwarming tale about the beauty of same-sex love in the face of adversity! No, it's something much better. 

— From Caitlin L. Staff Picks


"Hilarious, hard-core . . . makes Bright Lights, Big City and Less Than Zero seem thin and dated."--Publishers Weekly

A new edition of Sarah Schulman's acclaimed 1988 novel, a noirish tale about a no-nonsense coffee-shop waitress in New York who is nursing a broken heart after her girlfriend Dolores leaves her; her attempts to find love again are funny, sexy, and ultimately even violent. After Delores is a fast-paced, electrifying chronicle of the Lower East Side's lesbian subculture in the 1980s.

Sarah Schulman's previous books include Empathy, Rat Bohemia, The Child, and The Gentrification of the Mind.

About the Author

Sarah Schulman is the author of sixteen books, including the novels The Mere Future, The Child, Rat Bohemia, and Empathy (all from Arsenal Pulp Press) and the recent nonfiction works The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination and Israel/Palestine and the Queer International. She was also co-producer with Jim Hubbard of the feature documentary United in Anger: A History of ACT UP and is co-director of the ACT UP Oral History Project. She lives in New York, where she is Distinguished Professor of English at City University of New York (College of Staten Island) and a Fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781551525150
ISBN-10: 1551525151
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Publication Date: September 10th, 2013
Pages: 187
Language: English