Quiver: A Novel

October 26, 2018|
Quiver: A Novel by Julia Watts
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Set in rural Tennessee, QUIVER, a YA novel by Julia Watts, focuses on the unlikely friendship between two teens from opposite sides of the culture wars. Libby is the oldest child of six, going on seven, in a family that adheres to the quiverfull" lifestyle: strict evangelical Christians who believe that they should have as many children as God allows because children are like arrows in the quiver of "God''s righteous warriors." Meanwhile, her new neighbor, Zo is a gender fluid teen whose feminist, socialist, vegetarian family recently relocated from the city in search of a less stressful life. Zo and hir family are as far to the left ideologically as Libby''s family is to the right, and yet Libby and Zo, who are the same age, feel a connection that leads them to friendship - a friendship that seems doomed from the start because of their families'' differences. Through deft storytelling, built upon extraordinary character development, author Watts offers a close examination of the contemporary compartmentalization of social interactions. The tensions that spring from their families'' cultural differences reflect the pointed conflicts found in today''s society, and illuminate a path for broader consideration. "
Julia Watts is the author of thirteen novels and several short story collections in the genres of young adult fiction and lesbian fiction/erotica. Her books are set in her native Appalachia and often depict the lives of LGBTQ people in the Bible Belt. Her novel Finding H.F. (Alyson Press, 2001) won the 2001 Lambda Literary Award in th...
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Title:Quiver: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:300 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.78 inShipping dimensions:300 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.78 inPublished:October 26, 2018Publisher:Three Rooms PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941110665

ISBN - 13:9781941110669

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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