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Passing StrangeE They discover love and danger on the borders where magic science and art intersectInspired by the pulps film noir and screwball comedy Passing Strange is a story as unusual and complex as San Francisco itself from World Fantasy Award winning author Ellen Klage. This is a lovely little novella centered around the lesbian scene of San Francisco during the 1940sAs someone who lives in San Franciso I can tell you that Klages really captures the feel of the city Obviously I didn't live there in the '40s but there are aspects that live on in the city today Plus parts of this book do take place in modern timesThe shift in perspectives is a little clunky we start the book following an old Helen but the story is really centered on Haskell and Emily's love story At first I found the transition a bit off putting but because Haskell and Emily's romance is so sweet I got over that pretty uicklyThe fantasy elements of this are not particularly present We really only see them at the beginning and end of the book The sudden reintroduction of the magical element threw me off and the book would have been stronger if we saw just a few instances of it in the book's middleBut those are all relatively minor grievances and I still loved this strange little story Passing Strange feels like a love letter to both San Francisco and to women who love women It's beautiful and weird and you should definitely pick it up

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review Î Passing Strange ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ San Francisco in 1940 is a haven for the unconventional Tourists flock to the cities within the city the Magic City of the World's Fair on an island created of artifice and illusion; the forbidden city of Chinatown a separate alien world of exotic food and nightSan Francisco in 1940 is a haven for the unconventional Tourists flock to the cities within the city the Magic City of the World's Fair on an island created of artifice and illusion; the forbidden city of Chinatown a separate alien world of exotic food and night. A sapphic historical romance that ALSO has magic You bet I scrambled to pick this one up as soon as possible I absolutely ATE THIS BOOK UP For starters all of the scenery is described so so beautifully which I guess makes sense given that one of the main characters is an artist It really felt like I was looking into a painting I don’t usually like long descriptive passages but every single image was rendered in such gorgeous detail Although the blurb claims that there are 6 main characters I only saw three Helen Haskel and Emily I loved the romance and this is another book that I so wish had a seuel where we could follow it further I will say that this was also a tough read at times as the way that LGBT people and POC were treated in this period was absolutely horrible There’s a very big focus on how these communities had to “sell” themselves as entertainment in order to survive in society I really want to emphasize the content warnings for racismhomophobia here so that nobody goes into this not knowing what to expect While I was absolutely in love with the MCs and the way the story was written especially for this being such a uick read I was a little disappointed with the magic incorporation It was kind of tossed in at the beginning and end with little reference or importance throughout the middle I think if the story had been expanded the central conflict could have had of a build up and the magic could’ve been integrated better But really I very much enjoyed this It had a very relaxing pace but also brought up some really difficult topics in history And of course the romance was the best part On a final note I’d like to offer a disclaimer This work takes place in the 1940s and focuses on a couple of marginalized groups There are a lot of stereotypesslurs both used and discussed with the characters In this review I aimed to evaluate how enjoyable the story and writing was but I am in no way ualified to speak to the sensitivity or historical accuracy in how these communities were represented I ask that if anyone has read this book and feels that it offers harmful representation PLEASE don’t hesitate to let me know Happy readingCheck out my blog here Content warnings abuse partner and parental homophobia slurs sexual assault mentions of terminal illness suicide

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Clubs that offer authentic experiences straight from the pages of the pulps; and the twilight world of forbidden love where outcasts from conventional society can meetSix women find their lives as tangled with each other's as they are with the city they call hom. This is a perfect story in every way I can think of