Tuesday, May 28, 2019

What is Erin Gough reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Erin Gough, author of Amelia Westlake Was Never Here.

Her entries begin:
Highway Bodies by Alison Evans and The Lost Arab by Omar Sakr

Both of these books are a dose of what I love best: queer writing by Australian authors. Highway Bodies is about a zombie apocalypse in Melbourne. It features a range of queer and gender non-confirming teens banding together to stay alive. It is Australian soap opera meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer - I'm loving it.

The Lost Arab is Sakr's second collection of poetry, and having just finished...[read on]
About Amelia Westlake Was Never Here, from the publisher:
A fiercely funny, queer romantic comedy about two girls who can’t stand each other, but join forces in a grand feminist plan to expose harassment and inequality at their elite private school.

Harriet Price is the perfect student: smart, dutiful, over-achieving. Will Everhart is a troublemaker who’s never met an injustice she didn’t fight. When their swim coach’s inappropriate behavior is swept under the rug, the unlikely duo reluctantly team up to expose his misdeeds, pulling provocative pranks and creating the instantly legendary Amelia Westlake–an imaginary student who helps right the many wrongs of their privileged institution. But as tensions burn throughout their school–who is Amelia Westlake?–and between Harriet and Will, how long can they keep their secret? How far will they go to make a difference? And when will they realize they’re falling for each other?

Award-winning author Erin Gough’s Amelia Westlake Was Never Here is a funny, smart, and all-too-timely story of girls fighting back against power and privilege–and finding love while they’re at it.
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--Marshal Zeringue