To heal after the death of Janet, her partner of 20 years, jeweller Marla Rivelli moves to Paekakariki, meeting baker Angelica Kitts and art forger Charles Harrier and attracting the attention of an ardent lesbian fledgling.
Emerging brittle and cynical from a wildly dysfunctional family, Ngaio careers from ice cream factory to children's home to Oxford to rehab. Along the way, she discovers herself and her sexuality.
This story follows Jenny and Witi and their friends and lovers from Kaikoura, New Zealand to Melbourne, Australia. Bisexual relationships and identities are explored within Jenny and Witi's group of friends.
Things are heating up in Easy, a Central Otago town. After lobbying unsuccessfully to get their desperately needed public toilet, the women of Easy give up on the council, and conspire to build it themselves.
Chris Brickell tells the evolving story of New Zealand gay men through the lives of New Zealand clerks, labourers, shop assistants, soldiers, actors and writers of all classes, and shows that our erotic past was vibrant, complex and often surprising.
The unnamed narrator meets a young junkie and prostitute called Sykes and soon falls in love with him. They enjoy a series of encounters, and even take a truncated holiday together, but Sykes keeps disappearing into Auckland's hazy underworld.
Ruahine is a collection of traditional Maori stories retold from a contemporary feminist perspective. Ngahuia Te Awekotuku uses her extensive and expert knowledge of Maori culture to add quiet authority to her radical re-interpretations.
Takes us along the precarious divide between sexuality and social mores, exploring dilemmas of contemporary gay culture with anger, laughter, sensitivity and honesty.
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