If I Had the Wings : Short Stories

by Helen Klonaris

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If I Had the Wings

Growing up gay is fraught with constraints and even danger in the small Greek-Bahamian community that feels its traditional culture and religious pieties are under threat. The main characters in Helen Klonaris's poetic, inventive and sometimes transgressive collection of short stories confront this reality as part of their lives. Klonaris focuses closely on family relationships, in particular on the difficult and sometimes abusive connections between fathers and daughters. Sharply realised as individuals, her characters are also very much part of the wider changes in Bahamian society, and show the interplay between fear, repression, hypocrisy and resistance in the relations between the state, the churches and the LGBT community.

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Language: EN

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