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Published in: January-February 2015 issue.

Blue, TooBlue, Too: More Writing by (for or about) Working-Class Queers
Edited by Wendell Ricketts
FourCats Press.  486 pages, $18.95


THE COMMERCIALIZATION and mainstreaming of gayness is very much on the mind of Wendell Ricketts, editor of Blue, Too, a compendium of what it means to be queer, working-class, and alive right here and now. The book is so many things—yet not too many things—that in this age of niche marketing and watered-down populism it stands out as an exception. For in it you’ll find a collection of fine short stories, a New Yorker-style essay on GLBT literature, and a comprehensive reading, viewing, and clicking guide to class issues and gay culture.

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Carolyn Whitson is a professor of English at Metropolitan State University, where she teaches working-class and LGBT literature.