Tipping the Velvet
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“Erotic and absorbing…Written with startling power.”—The New York Times Book Review
Nan King, an oyster girl, is captivated by the music hall phenomenon Kitty Butler, a male impersonator extraordinaire treading the boards in Canterbury. Through a friend at the box office, Nan manages to visit all her shows and finally meet her heroine. Soon after, she becomes Kitty's dresser and the two head for the bright lights of Leicester Square where they begin a glittering career as music-hall stars in an all-singing and dancing double act. At the same time, behind closed doors, they admit their attraction to each other and their affair begins.
From Publishers Weekly
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A must read for any lesbian
Tipping the Velvet is literary fiction
Most of her books have gay and lesbian characters. Why is this one labeled as Gay instead of literary fiction?
Sarah Waters creates a world so rich in texture that piques every sense. I walked about as if in a fog while reading this. My head and body ached when it was over. She so honestly and eloquently captures the raw intensity of our deepest emotions.