Apples & Oranges by Jan Clausen

By Jan Clausen

Sexuality and identification are the dual goddesses that lend Jan Clausen’s Apples & Oranges its grace and urgency. within the overdue Nineteen Eighties, after greater than a decade residing inside of a powerful Brooklyn lesbian neighborhood along with her lady lover and their daughter, Clausen travels to a conflict sector in Nicaragua, the place she falls in love with a West Indian male legal professional. Her memoir is brimming with intimate actual and emotional info of her own trip, yet maybe what units it aside are the deeply knowledgeable old and philosophical lenses by which she examines her personal event.

Deeply felt, intensely considerate, gorgeously written, Apples & Oranges is a testomony to the ability and peril of wish. it's also a blinding exam of the ways that our look for love and happiness intersect. What does it suggest to be immediately? What does it suggest to be queer? Jan Clausen supplies us no longer one yet many solutions to those questions.

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