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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 girl lover and their daughter, Clausen travels to a battle region in Nicaragua, the place she falls in love with a West Indian male legal professional. Her memoir is brimming with intimate actual and emotional information of her own trip, yet maybe what units it aside are the deeply proficient old and philosophical lenses during which she examines her personal adventure.

Deeply felt, intensely considerate, gorgeously written, Apples & Oranges is a testomony to the facility and peril of wish. it's also a stunning 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 offers us no longer one yet many solutions to those questions.

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