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A Family by Any Other Name
"It Could Happen To You" (in the collection A Family By Any Other Name: Exploring Queer Relationships)
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  • Paperback
  • Apr.08.2014
  • 9781771510547

Nathan gives an overview of the book:

At no other time in history have lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) relationships and families been more visible or numerous. This anthology recognizes and celebrates this moment by exploring what the idea of “family” means to people today, through personal essays about the broad range of relationships they create. A Family by Any Other Name features stories about coming out of the closet and dating, marriage and parenting, and divorce and coping with the death of a spouse. The essays are by turns funny, provocative, and intelligent, but all are moving and honest. Including a wide range of perspectives on queer relationships and families — there are essays on coming out, same-sex marriage, adopting, having biological kids, polyamorous relationships, families without kids, divorce, and dealing with the death of a spouse, as well as essays by...
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At no other time in history have lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) relationships and families been more visible or numerous. This anthology recognizes and celebrates this moment by exploring what the idea of “family” means to people today, through personal essays about the broad range of relationships they create. A Family by Any Other Name features stories about coming out of the closet and dating, marriage and parenting, and divorce and coping with the death of a spouse. The essays are by turns funny, provocative, and intelligent, but all are moving and honest. Including a wide range of perspectives on queer relationships and families — there are essays on coming out, same-sex marriage, adopting, having biological kids, polyamorous relationships, families without kids, divorce, and dealing with the death of a spouse, as well as essays by straight writers about having a gay parent or child — in one book, this collection offers honest and moving real-life stories about relationships and creating families in the 21st century.

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Going back to where I came from and writing about the things that brought me to where I am now was actually quite liberating. It's sometimes a little stunning to me how much my life has changed.

About Nathan

‘Nathan Burgoine grew up a reader and studied literature in university while making a living as a bookseller—a job he still does, and still loves. His first published short story was “Heart” in the collection Fool for Love: New Gay Fiction. Since then, he has had over a dozen...

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Published Reviews

Dec.31.2010

For Nathan Burgoine everything of importance was present in the first touch. For him, it was done in black marker – at once dazzling, fear-filled, permanent – and then used as a yardstick for the rest of...

Dec.31.2010

“Heart” is one of the more poignant stories in this anthology and captures the essence of what we wouldn’t do in our power to keep the one we love in our arms and by our side. This story is most beautiful...