Last Night At The Telegraph Club
ISBN: 0525555277
EAN13: 9780525555278
Language: English
Release Date: Dec 28, 2021
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback
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Proof of Malinda Lo's skill at creating darkly romantic tales of love in the face of danger.--O: The Oprah Magazine

The queer romance we've been waiting for.--Ms. Magazine

Restrained yet luscious.--Sarah Waters, bestselling author of Tipping the Velvet

A National Bestseller

Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can't remember exactly when the feeling took root--that desire to look, to move closer, to touch. Whenever it started growing, it definitely bloomed the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club. Suddenly everything seemed possible.

But America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father--despite his hard-won citizenship--Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day.

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   Exquisitely imagined coming out story
The novel by Malinda Lo shows us a teenager who discovered her love of women in Chinatown and North Beach, San Francisco in the early 1950's. The setting is particularly well-researched : What is universal is the heroine's instinct that she must be free of her family's narrow vision. Lily feels sheltered and naive, but knows that she is not designed for marrying a suitable Chinese American man and raising a family in the community she was born in. The women's bar she discovers has its tawdry side, but it offers aesthetic values and social freedoms. There she can breathe and make a friend.
   Shining light
There are four things I like most about Malinda Lo's novel Last Night at the Telegraph Club, how she captures the crushing drama of being young, how she weaves history into her fiction, how she presented nerd girls and women who love science and math, and her portrayal of San Francisco. This is probably not a book that most middle-aged CIS women would read, but I enjoyed reading all the same. Thank you Melinda for your use of the historical language, your translations and your Chinese notes. One minor point of clarification : I think that if Lily and Kath meet during the Epilogue year, it is 1954. Monkey's year was not the year of the horse, rather than Monkey?
The book came late and the front of the book jacket felt wet and greasy... even left spots on the inside of the book jacket. I'm a bit sad about it, but I'm excited to read it at least. Just upset that it came like this.
   A unique and engaging story
The author spent a lot of time developing unique and new characters. You wanted to read what was going to happen next to them if you wanted to read it. The author was not afraid to show the flaws that her characters were dealing with and this made them all the more engaging to read about. I did not know much about what the lesbian community was like at that time, and I found that I wanted to read more and learn more about what was like after reading this book. I want to follow these characters into their futures and find out what happens to them. A great read.
   Great book!
This was a great book that dealt with a lot of important topics from the Asian American experience, the queer experience and the difficult history within these experiences. I loved following Lily and Kath. Lo created some beautiful characters.
Malindo Lo does it again! Fantastic story, engrossing, moving and wonderful! I don 't have the words to do justice to it! Thank you for your work in putting together this story, giving me an insight into a time and culture and all emotions! Thank you to all the pioneers who make our love possible!
   I love everything about this beautiful story!!!
I'm so in love with this beautiful and heartfelt story because it gave me a vivid snapshot of what Chinatown, San Francisco was really like and I felt as though I was experiencing every moment with Lily. I really wished that book was around when I was a teenager, because I could relate to the difficult choices that Lily had to make. I am anxiously waiting for this author's next story because I can 't wait to see what she does next!