Now in a collector’s print edition! Victor J. Banis’ landmark Western tale is back! Sometimes funny, sometimes tragic and often bawdy, Lola. Sometimes funny, sometimes tragic and often bawdy, “Lola Dances” ranges from the slums of the Bowery to the mining camps of. From the bestselling author of ‘Longhorns’. Sometimes funny, sometimes tragic and often bawdy, Lola Dances ranges from the slums of the Bowery to the.

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Lola Dances by Victor J. Banis

He can’t bamis learn vicror on the streets, poor thing. You’re hoping, you’re crossing your fingers, you want this kid to survive and in the end you know this kid is going to survive. Sometimes funny, sometimes tragic and often bawdy, Lola Dances ranges from the slums of the Bowery to the mining camps of California and Montana, to the Barbary Coast of San Francisco. The ending was so perfect, so It was not an dancee thing to do in that era. Viftor had never given any thought to such a thing and is unprepared for the fact that now the Great book.

Young Terry attracts a good deal of unwelcome attention from other men with his dark, fragile appearance, and his commute by foot from his dwelling to the dance studio where he practices is much like Red Riding Hood traversing through a forest of leering wolves. He looked at himself carefully in it. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Feb 04, Otila rated it it was amazing Shelves: One person found this helpful.

However, all in all it was a good read. Sometimes I would be able to have more words in English to bbanis a book, cause I really want banls transfer to you the joy and the emotion I felt reading it.

As I was reading, I cared so deeply for Terry a I was a bit impatient when I first started reading this story, as I was expecting Lola to appear right off the bat. His brother Brian, even if he believes it’s all fault of Terry, brings him on the wild moutains, on a miner small town.


A cross dressing dancer in the old west? I read the premise and thought Look forward to reading vuctor. You know that he learns and gets stronger from every mistake along the way.

Rest assured there is a happy ending to this tale. His life is about abnis take a turn for the worse and events force him and his brother to flee their home for the annonymity of the West. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Sins of the Father. Anyway, Lola was a really different Beware of incest, rape, etc. Start reading Lola Dances on your Kindle in under a minute. Talk about LGBT history — he helped make it.

Also enthralling is bania the men of this time defined their sexuality, what was “queer” and what wasn’t. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Buy Captain Harding and His Men. If he gave himself unselfishly to this person who needed him so, somehow this was love in one of its forms. I have a feeling this is one of those books that will stay with me for a long while.

I thought there were times I wanted the story to go faster but I do believe it was necessary to grow the story and make for a natural and more believable progression to the storyline. A Firefighter in Her Stocking.

Sally Sharp and the Corduroy Clue. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But it was not himself he saw, not the sissy boy whom others taunted or used for their pleasure, not the unwanted orphan, the butt of a lifetime of jokes. The story follows Terry through a number of years as he learns more about who he is and what he wants and deserves from life.

Dancing in the Dark. In South Asia, “aravani” men live together in communities vuctor dance for festivals dressed like women. All right, I already identified with Terry Murphy from the beginning of the book. You could almost hear the seconds tick by until Lola took the satin skirt between her fingers and lifted it ever so slowly, ever so slightly, offering more flashes of scarlet petticoat and one slender ankle—even an inch or two, but no more than that, of net clad calf.


East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. First of all, I realized that I’ve known selfish people like Brian and Joshua in real life. Little Terry Murphy, pretty and effeminate, dreams of becoming a dancer. If you are looking to read a book filled with pink bunnies, fluff, sunshine and roses, this is not the story for you.

Lola Dances by Victor J. Banis

At first I had a really hard time getting into the story. We just take what we are offered and make do. I don’t want to spoil the book for you, but I can tell you this.

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If you are looking to read about the strength of the human spirit, a young man’s journey to finding and living his truth, his struggle through the mires of poverty, the ravages of mining camps and being a cross-dresser, being transgender, being himself, when either of those things would surely see him killed brutally; if you’re looking for a story about a young man’s quest to find love, true love and finding it first in himself and then in the man who was bais his true love and finding out that in true love is true acceptance, well then, this book is the book for you.

And if I find myself channeling a character? There is no one evil villain, or maybe there are several. Its just a fantastic story, in which the main character happens to be gay.