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A Last Supper of Queer Apostles

Selected Essays

Pedro Lemebel


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Searingly political, extravagantly stylish non-fiction from a queer Latin American literary icon, in English for the first time"I speak from my difference" wrote Pedro Lemebel, the Chilean writer who became an icon of resistance and queer transgression across Latin America. His innovative essays, which combine memoir, reportage, history and fiction, brought visibility and dignity to the lives of sexual minorities, the poor and the powerless. As Chile emerged from Pinochet's brutal dictatorship into a flawed democracy, Lemebel shone a light on lives and events that many wanted to suppress: the last days of trans sex workers dying of AIDS, the glitzy literary salon held above a torture chamber, and the queer sex and community found in Santiago's clubs, parks and back alleys. In a baroque, freewheeling style that fused political urgency with playfulness, resistance with camp, he re-wrote his country's history from the margins.
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Binding: Paperback
Publication date: 23 May 2024
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 129 mm
ISBN: 9781782278245