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Sexological Cultural Suggestions • Novels

10 April 2020
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Here is a selection, picked from the recommendations of our team, of the best novel collections with a sexological kick to (re)discover.

Do you have any suggestions? Put them in this document. We will renew this selection every week, so do not hesitate to look at it on a regular basis!

If you want more recommendations, you can consult the entire culture section here.

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Le jour du roi (2010)

Author
Abdellah Taïa

Publisher
Points 

Language
French

Themes
Homosexuality/Transexuality/Morocco

Link
☛ https://www.leslibraires.ca/livres/jour-du-roi-le-abdellah-taia-9782757824597.html

 

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N'essuie jamais de larmes sans gants (2018)

Author
Jonas Gardell

Publisher
Alto

Language
French (translated from Swedish by Lena Grumbach and Catherine Marcus)

Themes
Homosexuality/HIV/AIDS/Religion

Link
☛ https://www.leslibraires.ca/livres/n-essuie-jamais-de-larmes-sans-jonas-gardell-9782896943876.html

 

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Liminal (2019)

Author
Jordan Tannahill

Publisher
House of Anansi Press Inc 

Language
English 

Themes
Homosexuality/Queer/Transexuality/Body/Art/Philosophy

Link
☛ https://www.leslibraires.ca/livres/liminal-jordan-tannahill-9782924898369.html

 

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Homo sapienne (2018)

Author
Niviaq Korneliussen

Publisher
Grove/Atlantic 

Language
English (translated from Kalaallisut by Anna Halager)

Themes
Queer/Trans/Autochtony

Link
https://www.leslibraires.ca/livres/last-night-in-nuuklast-night-in-niviaq-korneliussen-9780802128775.html

 

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En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule (2014)

Author
Édouard Louis

Publisher
Points

Language
English (translated from French by Michael Lucey)

Themes
Homosexuality/Class divide/Poverty

Link
https://www.leslibraires.ca/livres/the-end-of-eddyend-of-eddy-edouard-louis-9781250181992.html

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Future Sex (2017)

Author
Emily Witt

Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 

Language
English

Themes
Feminism/Sexual Pleasure/Polyamory

Link
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22929486-future-sex

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Asking for it (2018)

Author
Louise O'Neill

Publisher
Quercus 

Language
English

Themes
Rape Culture/Young Adult

Link
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25255576-asking-for-it

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George (2017)

Author
Alex Gino

Publisher
Scholastic 

Language
English 

Themes
Transsexuality/Exploration/Gender Identity/Children’s Books

Link
https://www.leslibraires.ca/livres/george-scholastic-gold-alex-gino-9780545812573.html

 

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The Argonauts (2017)

Author
Maggie Nelson

Publisher
Graywolf Press

Language
English

Themes
Relationships/Queer Parenthood/Feminism

Link
https://www.leslibraires.ca/livres/the-argonautsargonauts-maggie-nelson-9781555977351.html

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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (2014)

Author
Jeannette Winterson

Publisher
Random House UK 

Language
English

Themes
Homosexuality/Lesbianism/Coming-of-age

Link
☛ https://www.leslibraires.ca/livres/oranges-are-not-the-only-fruit-jeanette-winterson-9780099598183.html 

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Speak (1999)

Author
Laurie Halse Anderson

Publisher
Square Fish

Language
English

Themes
Rape/Mental Health/Young Adults

Link
☛ https://www.leslibraires.ca/livres/speak-20th-anniversary-editionspeak-20th-anniversary-laurie-halse-anderson-9781250302359.html

 

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Look How Happy I'm Making You (2019)

Author
Polly Rosenwaike

Publisher
Doubleday Books

Language
English

Themes
Parenthood/Maternity/Pregnancy

Link
☛ https://www.leslibraires.ca/livres/look-how-happy-i-m-making-polly-rosenwaike-9780385544030.html

 

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Corps (2018)

Author
Chloé Savoie-Bernard

Publisher
Groupe Nota Bene 

Language
French

Themes
Female Body/Relationships/Maternity

Link
☛ https://www.leslibraires.ca/livres/corps-chloe-savoie-bernard-9782897419790.html

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Des femmes savantes (2016)

Author
Chloé Savoie-Bernard

Publisher
Triptyque

Language
French

Themes
Femininity/Women of Colour/Interracial Relationships

Link
☛ https://www.leslibraires.ca/livres/des-femmes-savantes-chloe-savoie-bernard-9782924787458.html

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Le jeu de la musique (2017)

Author
Stéphanie Clermont

Publisher
Le Quartanier

Language
French

Themes
Relationships/Trans Identity/Queer

Link
☛ https://www.leslibraires.ca/livres/le-jeu-de-la-musique-stefanie-clermont-9782896983353.html

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Drama Queens (2014)

Author
Vickie Gendreau

Publisher
Book*hug Press

Language
English (translated from French by Aimee Wall)

Themes
Femininity/Sex Work

Link
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44331462-drama-queens

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La vérité sort de la bouche du cheval (2018)

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God in Pink (2015)

Author
Hasan Namir

Publisher
Arsenal Pulp Press

Language
English

Themes
Homosexuality/Islam/Iraq War

Link
☛ https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/25074253-god-in-pink

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Ça raconte Sarah (2018)

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Table rase (2017)

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