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Queer Joy Is Complicated in This Story Collection

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What would it mean to be happy? It’s a question both essential and existential, one that seems so daunting, it’s best avoided. But queer Indonesian poet Norman Erikson Pasaribu has no intention of shying away from the messy nature of happiness—including its more melancholic aspects. The title of their U.S. fiction debut, Happy Stories, Mostly (Feminist Press, June 6), doesn’t say it all, but it does set the tone for the book, “a beautiful collection that refuses to shy away from the often complex and difficult queer experience,” according to our review.

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