This is the protagonist and narrator of STONE BUTCH BLUES. The novel is her autobiography from birth to early middle age.
Jess's parents and younger sister Rachel
These people had hoped for a life above the ordinary. When two of these people marry and have their first child, their lack of imagination makes them drift into the roles they dread most, which is that of factory worker and housewife.
This is Jess' high school English teacher who she sees the poetry in Jess long before Jess herself does.
This is Jess' friend at her first job. She has a brother who dresses in women's clothing.
This is the first real butch that Jess gets to know.
She is also a role model for Jess in that she is the perfect description of a femme with long nails, high heels, and...
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