Thursday, April 01, 2004

Ride into the sunset, enter into a civil union

I hadn't heard this before, but I'm pretty sure it's not an April Fool's joke. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that
"Sisters," Lynne Cheney's 1981 novel about feminism in the Old West -- complete with condoms, prostitution and lesbian love -- is being republished for those who missed it the first time around. Next week, Penguin Group USA will reissue the bodice-ripper, which went out of print 10 years ago and also disappeared from the resume of its staunch Republican author, who happens to be the wife of Vice President Dick Cheney.
The piece of evidence that allowed me to overcome my prank-suspicions was the book's page on I read a little more from the New York Daily News:
Yesterday, Flanders told Lowdown that Cheney's novel "is a breathy, gothic romance, horribly written. It's celebrating lesbian love and promotes the value of preventative devices, condoms, to women who want to remain free. It features a woman who has unmarried sex with the widow of her sister - all this by Lynne Cheney, the culture warrior of the right." (emphasis added by me)
Well, at least the novel doesn't feature gay marriage. That might be embarrassing for Mr. Cheney.

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