BOOKS READ Last Night at the Telegraph Club AUTHOR Malinda Lo – wpa8ball.co.uk
Ou to San Francisco s Chinatown in the 1950s There s no other way to describe it From the language to the historical backdrop to the culture to the description of the city as the main character Lily walks through it It s fully immersive Watching Lily slowly learn about herself made me feel like a cheerleader screaming my support from the sidelines as she tried to nderstand what it means to be Bear Boy ueer without any of the vocabulary we have today The layers of Lily s struggle with identity pilep She s a girl who wants to study math her other friends wondering why she won t just date a nice boy and settle down She s Chinese American during McCarthyism She s Black Women in White America ueer me coming to Goodreads to add a sapphic Chinese historical fiction to my TBR and seeing I already did so wayyyy back in 2017 Anyway H a thing”Seventeen year old Lily Hu can’t remember exactly when theestion took root but the answer was in full bloom the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked nder the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph ClubAmerica in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love especially not in Chinatown Red Scare paranoia threatens everyone including Chinese Americans like Lily With depo.
LITERALLY the most perfect book synopsis i have ever read I can not remember the last time I stayed p to finish a book I m writing this review at 230 am because this book was OUTSTANDING I ve loved Malinda Lo since reading Ash when it first came out I hate to say it but Last Night at the Telegraph Club might be her best book I found Lily s story riveting and the history was so rich that this book was totally immersive I can not recommend this book enough Read itI received a free ARC from Netgalley in exchang Every time I read a book about eer women something in my soul heals a little It s remarkable how Malinda Lo s characters really make you feel seen all the wonderful and horrible parts of being eer discussed so honestlyLast Night at the Telegraph Club is a time machine that takes Acclaimed author of Ash Malinda Lo returns with her most personal and ambitious novel yet a gripping story of love and duty set in San Francisco's Chinatown during the Red Scare “That book It was about two women and they fell in love with each other” And then Lily asked the estion that had taken root in her that was even now nfurling its leaves and demanding to be shown the sun “Have you ever heard of suc.
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Stan this cover 25it s so authentically Lesbian and just exudes lesbian culture and the lesbian found family made me cry but i just didn t get along with malinda lo s writing sort of expected since i dnf ed the last book of hers i tried and i m sadRep Chinese American lesbian mc lesbian li Chinese and Chinese American side characters lesbian side charactersCWs period typical racism homophobia and lesbophobia This cover period So excited for this hello yes this sounds incredible i am a slut for eer stories set in the mid to late 20th century oddly specific i knowI also talk about books here youtube instagram twitter agh i wanna read this so bad MALINDA LO AND UEER CHINESE HISTORICAL FICTIONI M HERE FOR THIS hi as a 2019 San Francisco lesbian I m here for the 1950s San Francisco gays. Rtation looming over her father despite his hard won citizenship Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of dayLo's writing restrained yet luscious shimmers with the thrills of youthful desire A lovely memorable novel about listening to the whispers of a wayward heart and claiming a place in the world Sarah Waters bestselling and award winning author of Tipping the Velvet and The Night Watch.