Brooke Hemphill’s Lesbian for a Year

Published by Spook, 2 October 2014. Original post. Detail, Cover, Brooke Hemphill, Lesbian for a Year (2014).

Brooke Hemphill’s debut book, a memoir titled Lesbian for a Year, raises some very interesting questions—just not the ones that Hemphill herself would like to raise. Rather than focusing on issues of sexual fluidity and the arbitrariness of sexual identity, much of the discussion about Lesbian for a Year has centred around the offensiveness of the title and the memoir’s general conceit, as well as raising questions about how the book ever managed to get published in its current form.

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