A Study in Lavender: Queering Sherlock Holmes by Stephen Osborne, Rajan Khanna, Elka Cloke, Ruth Sims,

By Stephen Osborne, Rajan Khanna, Elka Cloke, Ruth Sims, Michael G. Cornelius

What different characters from English literature have captivated hearts and minds as completely as Sherlock Holmes and his unswerving spouse John Watson? Many lovers think the connection among those males is deep and greater than platonic. In A research in Lavender, the Holmes universe is queered and authors have devised tales within which Holmes and Watson are enthusiasts, or examine mysteries of inverts hidden from the legislation and cultures of the Victorian period; even the indomitable Lestrade has his flip at love; and eerie apparitions within the evening sky, equivalent to Jules Verne, draw Holmes to Cleveland road, domestic to an notorious scandal.

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Celine, my gangbanger, knocked over one straggler. Even though I secretly wanted to do it myself, I had to bench Celine and threaten her with suspension from the team if she kept on fighting. I hated doing it, since she and April, along with Josie Dorrado, were our only hope for building a team that could win a few games. If they picked up their skills. If enough of the others started working harder. If they all kept coming, didn’t get pregnant or shot, got the high-tops and weight equipment they needed.

If Josie can come, too. ” Romeo agreed with an expansive clap on his daughter’s FIRE SALE 25 shoulder and told her to hustle; he had to do some driving after pizza. Zambrano’s was just about the only place on the South Side that I remembered from my own youth. Most of the other little joints have been boarded over. Even Sonny’s, where you could get a shot and a beer for a dollar—all under the life-sized portrait of the original Richard Daley—isn’t open anymore. I sent the girls off to shower, in a locker room whose dank, moldy smell usually kept me in my own sweaty clothes until I got to Morrell’s.

Bysen had grown up on the South Side, over in Pullman; I knew that from Mary Ann’s telling me he’d gone to Bertha Palmer High. His standard bio didn’t talk about that, instead dwelling on his heroics as a World War II gunner. When he got back from the war, he’d taken over his father’s little convenience store at Ninety-fifth and Exchange. From that tiny seed had sprouted a worldwide empire of discount superstores—to use the overheated imagery of one business writer. Of the sixteen girls I was coaching at Bertha Palmer, four had mothers who worked at the superstore, and now I knew April Czernin’s father drove for them, too.

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