Larque on the Wing

In some ways this book spoke to me more personally and profoundly than any I ve read in a long time It s the story of Larque a mother and wife in her s who s having an unusual midlife crisis on

In some ways, this book spoke to me more personally and profoundly than any I've read in a long time. It's the story of Larque, a mother and wife in her 40s who's having an unusual midlife crisis—one that involves the manifestation of a version of herself at age 10 and the transformation of her current self into a man. The book won a Tiptree Award, and even without knowing what it was up against that year, I'm 100% positive it deserved it—the book is practically overflowing with excellent insights into sex and gender. There are parts of this book that had me dogearing pages and wanting to add exclamation marks to the margins—an almost unheard of reaction in me. One paragraph in particular:"And if Shadow was gay—then he was like her. Dimly, with her burning heart more than her mind, she began to understand why she had always liked gay men. They suffered, were persecuted, they were outsiders in a world where studbuck male heteros held all the power, they did not count, they were Other—the way women were."I mean—yes. Yes. That's it exactly, isn't it? That's the essence of so much of my life and who I am, right there, and it's shocking and amazing to see it in print. That alone makes this a very valuable and important book for me.However, it works better for me as a philosophical or ideological text than it does as a novel. To begin with, it's magical realism, and I always have—much to my eternal disappointment—a bit of trouble with magical realism. When strange shit is happening, I want characters to react to it like it's strange shit—but magical realism characters are always so damn accepting! There were also some things about the prose, the course of the plot, and the characterization that didn't quite gel for me—I think I relate to Springer's ideas much more strongly than I do to her writing.Still, I am DELIGHTED to have read this. It's not a book whose story sang to me—not aNeverwhere or aGreat Gatsby or aGolden Compass or any number of others, both classic and "crass"; however, for those moments where it was like a mirror held up to life, my life...I can't quite get over that, or even fully believe that such a book actually exists. You should read it too, just so I know I wasn't imagining things.A viral Larque on the Wing By Nancy Springer am Book Larque Harootunian is having a mid life crisis But Larque, wife, mother and painter isn t like most 40 year olds All her life she s been generating doppelgangers, psychic manifestations of her thoughts that can impact and, as she suddenly realizes, impede, the reality of her own life She embarks on a journey of self exploration that culminates in her transformation aLarque Harootunian is having a mid life crisis But Larque, wife, mother and painter isn t like most 40 year olds All her life she s been generating doppelgangers, psychic manifestations of her thoughts that can impact and, as she suddenly realizes, impede, the reality of her own life She embarks on a journey of self exploration that culminates in her transformation a common occurrence in this world into an attractive gay man In the end, she must weigh the attractions of this existence against the good aspects of her actual life A 1995 James Tiptree Award winner.. BIO NANCY SPRINGER Nancy Springer has passed the fifty book milestone, having written that many novels for adults, young adults and children, in genres including mythic fantasy, contemporary fiction, magical realism, horror, and mystery although she did not realize she wrote mystery until she won the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America two years in succession DARK LIE, recently released from NAL, is her first venture into mass market psychological suspense Born in Montclair, New Jersey, Nancy Springer moved with her family to Gettysburg, of Civil War fame, when she was thirteen She spent the next forty six years in Pennsylvania, raising two children Jonathan, now 38, and Nora, 34 , writing, horseback riding, fishing, and birdwatching In 2007 she surprised her friends and herself by moving with her second husband to an isolated area of the Florida panhandle, where the birdwatching is spectacular and where, when fishing, she occasionally catches an alligator.. Popular Kindle Larque on the Wing In some ways, this book spoke to me more personally and profoundly than any I've read in a long time. It's the story of Larque, a mother and wife in her 40s who's having an unusual midlife crisis—one that involves the manifestation of a version of herself at age 10 and the transformation of her current self into a man. The book won a Tiptree Award, and even without knowing what it was up against that year, I'm 100% positive it deserved it—the book is practically overflowing with excellent insights into sex and gender. There are parts of this book that had me dogearing pages and wanting to add exclamation marks to the margins—an almost unheard of reaction in me. One paragraph in particular:"And if Shadow was gay—then he was like her. Dimly, with her burning heart more than her mind, she began to understand why she had always liked gay men. They suffered, were persecuted, they were outsiders in a world where studbuck male heteros held all the power, they did not count, they were Other—the way women were."I mean—yes. Yes. That's it exactly, isn't it? That's the essence of so much of my life and who I am, right there, and it's shocking and amazing to see it in print. That alone makes this a very valuable and important book for me.However, it works better for me as a philosophical or ideological text than it does as a novel. To begin with, it's magical realism, and I always have—much to my eternal disappointment—a bit of trouble with magical realism. When strange shit is happening, I want characters to react to it like it's strange shit—but magical realism characters are always so damn accepting! There were also some things about the prose, the course of the plot, and the characterization that didn't quite gel for me—I think I relate to Springer's ideas much more strongly than I do to her writing.Still, I am DELIGHTED to have read this. It's not a book whose story sang to me—not aNeverwhere or aGreat Gatsby or aGolden Compass or any number of others, both classic and "crass"; however, for those moments where it was like a mirror held up to life, my life...I can't quite get over that, or even fully believe that such a book actually exists. You should read it too, just so I know I wasn't imagining things.
Larque on the Wing Springer, Nancy Larque on the Wing is a book notable for the thoughts it provokes in the reader than the story it actually tells To say that it s a story about a middle aged woman coming to grips with different aspects or herself and eventually stands up to her mother, or that it s about people who can physically affect the world by drawing out and making physical the hidden and personal sides of people Larque on the Wing by Nancy Springer Larque on the Wing is the story of a woman trying to rediscover who she is after a life lived to please others Larque is the middle aged mother, and breadwinner in her family. Larque on the Wing by Nancy Springer NOOK Book eBook Dec , Larque on the Wing is a marvel a moving, funny, surprising, and transcendent tale of one woman s strange quest to come to terms with who she truly is. LARQUE ON THE WING by Nancy Springer Kirkus Reviews Larque dislikes Sky since the waif reminds her of her lost honesty and innocence, and she begins to suffer artist s block Then Larque finds a way to step out of mundane Soudersberg, Pennsylvania, and into the altogether magical Popular Street, where she meets Shadow, black clad, gay, whose past is a blank and whose talent is to remold a person Larque on the Wing eBook by Nancy Springer Larque on the Wing is a marvel a moving, funny, surprising, and transcendent tale of one woman s strange quest to come to terms with who she truly is. Customer reviews Larque on the Wing Jun , Larque on the Wing is an original, weird, thought provoking read, but I am not sure if I enjoyed it I did keep reading it, yes, because it s a strong commentary on society s expectations of women this is Larque s mid life crisis, where we re privy to what her hopes and dreams were as a child, and she, like us, see that she s left those dreams long behind. PDF Books Larque On The Wing Free Download In her critically acclaimed contemporary fantasy, multiple award winning author Nancy Springer breaks through boundaries while provocatively comingling the real and the surreal Larque on the Wing is a marvel a moving, funny, surprising, and transcendent tale of one woman s strange quest to come to terms with who she truly is. Nancy Springer Jean Michel Larqu Larque Press The Digest Enthusiast Pulp Modern Get a free ebook of TDE on Magzter when you sign up for Larque Press news Categories Categories Digests Wanted Alfred Hitchcock Feb Ellery Queen March Contact Blogs and Links Blogs Bare Bones e zine Eventized James Reasoner s blog Killer Covers Little Big Crimes Pulp Coming Attractions Pulp Modern Flash

  1. BIO NANCY SPRINGER Nancy Springer has passed the fifty book milestone, having written that many novels for adults, young adults and children, in genres including mythic fantasy, contemporary fiction, magical realism, horror, and mystery although she did not realize she wrote mystery until she won the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America two years in succession DARK LIE, recently released from NAL, is her first venture into mass market psychological suspense Born in Montclair, New Jersey, Nancy Springer moved with her family to Gettysburg, of Civil War fame, when she was thirteen She spent the next forty six years in Pennsylvania, raising two children Jonathan, now 38, and Nora, 34 , writing, horseback riding, fishing, and birdwatching In 2007 she surprised her friends and herself by moving with her second husband to an isolated area of the Florida panhandle, where the birdwatching is spectacular and where, when fishing, she occasionally catches an alligator.

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  1. In some ways, this book spoke to me personally and profoundly than any I ve read in a long time It s the story of Larque, a mother and wife in her 40s who s having an unusual midlife crisis one that involves the manifestation of a version of herself at age 10 and the transformation of her current self into a man The book won a Tiptree Award, and even without knowing what it was up against that year, I m 100% positive it deserved it the book is practically overflowing with excellent insights int [...]


  2. I put this book under both fantasy and realistic fiction because much of it is so much a slice of ordinary life in the 1980s Yes, it is dated references to AIDS as a death sentence, fashionable decorating colors, cars, and pay phones But much of it is timeless a woman s mid life crisis, family life, what love means in a long standing marriage, mother daughter tensions hoo boy, have we got that andright, it is a fantasy too.Our heroine can doppelganger people draw out a younger or different aspec [...]


  3. Full review here bibliotropic 2015 01 05 la I m not sure if Larque on the Wing is a book with much reread value The odd combination of I love this and I can take it or leave it means that the story is simple enough to not really need a reread to get something else out of, even while I enjoyed reading it But it s definitely a book that emcourages discussion and brings to light issues faced by many, giving a voice to certain aspects of life that many people prefer to leave in the dark still, and i [...]


  4. A gloriously delectable literary implosion, a novel with as many meanings as a seven layer cake, LARQUE ON THE WING is superb Who is LARQUE 40 year old menopausal, midlife cris ing, wife, mother, daughter, craft artist, breadwinner, self sufficientbut LARQUE is also grubby, mouthy, 10 year old loner Sky and Lark, adolescent good looking male and Virtuous Woman, picture perfect, butter wouldn t melt in her mouth, cynosure of her Mother s eye LARQUE is also long time creator of thought forms she c [...]


  5. This is a difficult book to categorize I suppose it qualifies as magical realism, although I m not an expert on that genre At the very least, it s a fantasy about a woman with some magical abilities It won the Tiptree award which honors SF F books which deal with gender issues It s highly deserving This is perhaps one of the most creative ways of exploring gender issues that I ve read in a long time Come visit my blog for the full review itstartedwiththehugos


  6. There s a teaser I posted recently editingeverything that seems to encapsulate this book And if Shadow was gay then he was like her Dimly, with her burning heart than her mind, she began to understand why she had always liked gay men They suffered, were persecuted, they were outsiders in a world where studbuck male heteros held all the power, they did not count, they were Other the way women were Larque on the Wing is an original, weird, thought provoking read, but I am not sure if I enjoyed it [...]


  7. I m just upset that somehow, somewhere I was misled into thinking this was relevant to my interests.I would not recommend this to gay or transgender people, I think it could be annoying if not outright upsetting.The writing was good in the technical sense, and I think some people could call it entertaining, but it just wasn t for me I guess I don t yet relate that well to older women.


  8. Very different from most of Springer s books, which tend toward classic fairy tale fantasy This one is reminiscent of Margaret Atwood, with a thematic agenda of feminism, sexual relations and aging The fantasy elements are surreal than actual fantasy.The protagonist, Lark, has always had a strange habit of summoning up what she calls doppelgangers physical manifestations caused by her unbidden thoughts As the story begins, she has created one that seems to be a particularly unpleasant incarnat [...]


  9. I received a galley copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Larque on the Wing is the story of a woman trying to rediscover who she is after a life lived to please others Larque is the middle aged mother, and breadwinner in her family She has always believed that she was happy with her life, until a doppelganger of her younger self arrives and tries to show her how far she strayed from the path she wanted to be walking Larque rejects this younger self and loses the elements in her l [...]


  10. Truly odd and wonderful fantasy about a middle aged woman finding herself and what makes her happy In a genre that is quite sparse on older women as protagonists, this book is something of a forgotten gem Larque has the power to draw out parts of other s inner selves and in the course of an identity crisis splits herself into 3 parts a young gay man, a 10 year old child and a version of herself, shaped by her homophobic mother s vision of what her daughter should be The gay characters are drawn [...]


  11. This book is either a magic oriented self identity exploration or a mental illness fueled fantasy Larque is a young, middle age mother and wife who looks for her inner self and finds something.There is a lot of social commentary regarding sexual identity and resultant societal dictated roles There is minimal action and maximum social spelunking Larque meets her long lost father, the perpetrator of said loss and the reader meets Larques family and their idiosyncrasies.This book is probably used i [...]


  12. Larque is a middle age mother and painter having a crisis She creates people out of nothing but her thoughts When she creates a ten year version of herself, it leads herself on a journey for her lost dreams It makes her stronger and she comes back as a male The story is thought provoking and good It is a unique novel.Disclaimer I received an arc of this book free from the author publisher from Netgalley I was not obliged to write a favorable review, or even any review at all The opinions express [...]


  13. Clearly I am a fan of Nancy Springer and Larque on the Wing is another mismatched story of not necessarily common folk, and yet so recognizable in ways than not Springer has a way with writing fascinating stories that are not the usual stories of family, but are told and feel as if you are in your hometown talking about people you know even if they are people you have never met and may never meet They feel like friends and family because of how she spins a tale and makes it so normal to not be [...]


  14. I found it a little hard to get into this book The ideas and the whole mysticism bit seemed a little too unbelievable I got about 2 3 of the way through before I gave up I just didn t really care what happened to the characters and on the whole felt the main character was far too self absorbed Also the whole doppelg nger thing was just too easily accepted and never questioned by the husband Haven t these people ever heard of therapy


  15. An interesting exploration of feminism, gender and sexuality If a woman is turned magically into a young man and forms a relationship with a gay man while mostly retaining her personality what kind of relationship is it And when she turns back into a woman, would he, could he, still love her Do labels matter And much besides.Worth a read


  16. Another Fem Sci An odd one, I like this author but found this one a little harder to enjoy I would recommend this to anyone who enjoyed Orlando by Virginia Woolf Same stuff but lighter with a lot color.


  17. When I discovered this book in high school, it changed my life I, a current library science student, stole it from the library Well, I told them I had lost it and paid for a replacement I haven t read it in a really long time, but seeing it here makes me want to pull it out and reread it.







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