|Posted on January 24, 2020 at 10:05 AM|
I didn't expect Dawson City, Yukon to come up twice in one week. I especially did not predict that both would have something to do with feet, even marginally.
At the start of 2020 I vowed to read more books by people not like me. Considering I'm middle class/cis/straight/white, that opens up quite a few possibilities.
I happened upon Ivan E. Coyote's collection of short stories and essays the way I do most books: I dug the cover. I was quickly drawn in by the warmth Ivan gives to the "characters" and the love that infuses every passage. Ivan's colorful collection of friends and family makes wish I knew them personally.
As much as I enjoyed all the entries, "Imagine a Pair of Boots" stood out as a highlight. A metaphor on the issue of transgender pronouns, it gave me a greater understanding of how those tiny little words are anything but.
Please consider not just reading this story (apologies for the reddit link) but checking out the book (link, and author's site, below).
(Photo from Arsenal Pulp Press. Buy the book through this link or through the usual sites.)