F&H and Austen

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 12 18:44:01 EST 2003


--- Denise DeGraf <mustang at sonic.net> wrote:
  I've always liked to think that it's
> possible for two sexually 
> compatible (i.e. both gay & one gender or both
> straight & opposite) to be 
> extremely close without becoming (or wishing to
> become) sexual partners, 
> but it rarely seems to happen in books aimed at
> anyone over 12.  Obviously 
> it's quite possible IRL, it's just not offered in
> literature as often as it 
> should be.

This was the theme of one of LeGuin's YA novels
(indeed her only non-fantasy one) - "Very far away
from anywhere else" also called another title "the
beginning place" I think.

Jon Noble

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