Homosexuals have been with us forever; queers, pansies, and fags are inventions of European civilizations. But, many New World native cultures view "Two-Spirit” people through more respectful eyes. Cut Hand by Mark Wildyr is a romantic action epic set in the early 1800s about an unorthodox love... show more
Homosexuals have been with us forever; queers, pansies, and fags are inventions of European civilizations. But, many New World native cultures view "Two-Spirit” people through more respectful eyes. Cut Hand by Mark Wildyr is a romantic action epic set in the early 1800s about an unorthodox love between a white youth on the American frontier, escaping his Tory family’s past, and a young Indian warrior destined for the leadership of his tribe.Billy Strobaw’s world turns on its axis at his surprising and unexpected physical reaction to a young Indian he and two traveling companions take captive. The handsome warrior, Cut Hand, not only earns his freedom, but also steals Billy’s heart and prevails upon the American to come live among his people. Plunged into a strange culture where his lust for another man is not regarded as disgraceful, Billy agrees to become Cut’s winkte wife, an act that brings problems, but not from the direction he anticipated. As the two men work to overcome differences in their cultural backgrounds, Billy comes to understand these Native Americans have as much to offer him as he has to share with them.The sexuality of the protagonists becomes merely a personal footnote in the struggle of the Plains tribes to preserve a way of life that has served them well for generations. Told partially in Colonial and early American English, the novel follows the lives of these two lovers from 1832 to 186l, thirty tumultuous years on young America’s frontier.
Publish date: September 1st 2010
Publisher: STARbooks Press
Edition language: Deutsch
***DNF page 24 of 273.***WHAT. THE. COÑO.I can't fall for it, it makes me feel stupid.I had great expectations on this book, but the first pages are just a waste of time. Too hurried. Too empty. Too melodramatic. I can't shake the feeling the author is trying to fool me into thinking the MCs' though...
Cut Hand and Billy Strobaw, two memorable amazing characters.A beautifully written heartbreaking love epic set in the early 1800s, powerful in its words and vivid images. Written in a form of a dairy it gives a perfect insight into historical events of this period of time as well as into th...
This is the best book I have read this year. A skillfully written historical, depicting the life of a young Tory boy, who grows into a life he never foresaw for himself. Cut Hand, a young Yanube Indian brave has a physical and very real impact on Billy, one that lasts over the span of more than 30 y...