Stray City Quotes

Chelsey Johnson
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I gave in for a moment, partly curious, partly titillated by how exotic and defiant it was to kiss a man.
-- Andrea as narrator (chapter 1)

Importance: The quote demonstrates the way in which Andrea justifies her actions that would be considered unlikely given her sexual identity.

Gay Portland was inexplicably and deeply gender-segregated and Topher’s immersion in woman-kind didn’t earn him any points at the Silverado.
-- Andrea as narrator (chapter 4)

Importance: The quote gives context for the way in which the gay and lesbians communities are separated, foreshadowing the way Ryan will ultimately be rejected by Andrea’s friends because he is even further isolated from the gay community beyond gender.

We sent away a beautiful, well-adjusted daughter and you’ve come back – it’s like we don’t even know who you are.
-- Andrea's Mother (chapter 7)

Importance: The quote gives insight into the way Andrea’s mother justifies rejecting her daughter as though Andrea made a conscious choice to be something...

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