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When a group of social activists arrive in a small town the lives and beliefs of residents and outsiders alike are upended in this wry embracing novelBig Burr Kansas is the kind of place where everyone seems to know everyone and everyone shares the same values or keeps their opinions to themselves But when a national nonprofit labels Big Burr the most homophobic town in the US and sends in a task force of ueer volunteers as an ex. When Big Burr Kansas is named the most homophobic place in America a group of activists moves in to try to make a difference The novel starts from the perspective of one of their children and moves from there to others in the town and in the group Laskey captures the pressures of small town life and the destructive nature of homophobia but also the beauty of embracing your true self or learning to accept your neighbor My only slight uibble was as a reader connecting with a narrator and then losing the internal perspective of their story I still feel concerned for Avery and Zach and want to know what happened with that billboard lady There is also a touch of wishful thinking but wouldn t you I received a copy of this from the publisher through NetGalley and Edelweiss whoops and it came out March 3 2020 Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche of social activists arrive in a small town the lives and beliefs Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, of residents and Mensa Riddles Conundrums outsiders alike are upended in this wry embracing novelBig Burr Kansas is the kind Julie of the Wolves of place where everyone seems to know everyone and everyone shares the same values The Right Swipe or keeps their Touched opinions to themselves But when a national nonprofit labels Big Burr the most homophobic town in the US and sends in a task force Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa of ueer volunteers as an ex. When Big Burr Kansas is named the most homophobic place in America a group Ugly Fish of activists moves in to try to make a difference The novel starts from the perspective The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives of Little Gods one Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 others in the town and in the group Laskey captures the pressures The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats of small town life and the destructive nature Sylvia Pankhurst of homophobia but also the beauty Attack of Apollyon: Revenge of the Locusts of embracing your true self Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere An Illustrated Introduction Tuttle Martial Arts or learning to accept your neighbor My The Empirical Stance The Terry Lectures Series only slight uibble was as a reader connecting with a narrator and then losing the internal perspective Book of Isms of their story I still feel concerned for Avery and Zach and want to know what happened with that billboard lady There is also a touch バガボンド 1 of wishful thinking but wouldn t you I received a copy Расул Гамзатов Стихи of this from the publisher through NetGalley and Edelweiss whoops and it came Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble out March 3 2020

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Ast And for Christine the newcomers are not only a threat to the comforting rhythms of Big Burr life but a call to action As tensions roil the town cratering relationships and forcing closely guarded secrets into the light everyone must consider what it really means to belong Told with warmth and wit Under the Rainbow is a poignant hopeful articulation of our complicated humanity that reminds us we are alike than we'd like to adm. This book is about a group of LGBT rights activists who move to the so called Most Homophobic Town in America for two years in an effort to change hearts and minds There are multiple narrators some residents some activists which I m sometimes wary of because it s a trope that s been done poorly times than it s been done well A book can get messy with all those characters voicing their opinions and wielding their omniscience all over the place As soon as I saw that Under the Rainbow featured a table of contents listing its eleven narrators I kind of groaned inwardly to be honest I was wrong though because Celia Laskey employs this device kind of brilliantly I was won over almost immediatelySomething about the way Laskey structured this book made it feel fresh I really liked that each of the eleven only gets one chapter to narrate with only one exception but all the narrating characters appear in other chapters too so we get to experience the contrast between their inner monologue and how they re perceived by everyone else We get to know their secrets secret doubts desires and shame Secret lives in some cases By the end I couldn t have imagined this story being told any other way Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves of Big Burr life but a call to action As tensions roil the town cratering relationships and forcing closely guarded secrets into the light everyone must consider what it really means to belong Told with warmth and wit Under the Rainbow is a poignant hopeful articulation Spieserye of Feral our complicated humanity that reminds us we are alike than we'd like to adm. This book is about a group Krismis van Map Jacobs of LGBT rights activists who move to the so called Most Homophobic Town in America for two years in an effort to change hearts and minds There are multiple narrators some residents some activists which I m sometimes wary Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods of because it s a trope that s been done poorly times than it s been done well A book can get messy with all those characters voicing their Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche opinions and wielding their Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, omniscience all Mensa Riddles Conundrums over the place As soon as I saw that Under the Rainbow featured a table Julie of the Wolves of contents listing its eleven narrators I kind The Right Swipe of groaned inwardly to be honest I was wrong though because Celia Laskey employs this device kind Touched of brilliantly I was won Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa over almost immediatelySomething about the way Laskey structured this book made it feel fresh I really liked that each Ugly Fish of the eleven The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives only gets Little Gods one chapter to narrate with Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 one exception but all the narrating characters appear in The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats other chapters too so we get to experience the contrast between their inner monologue and how they re perceived by everyone else We get to know their secrets secret doubts desires and shame Secret lives in some cases By the end I couldn t have imagined this story being told any Sylvia Pankhurst other way

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Periment they'll live and work in the community for two years in an attempt to broaden hearts and minds no one is truly prepared for what will ensueFurious at being uprooted from her life in Los Angeles and desperate to fit in at her new high school Avery fears that it's only a matter of time before her gay crusader mom outs her Still grieving the death of her son Linda welcomes the arrivals who know mercifully little about her p. 25 I think I was expecting a pointed satire and what I got was a fairytale veering between didactic and cheesy Not for me

  • Hardcover
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  • Under the Rainbow
  • Celia Laskey
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  • 02 August 2018
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About the Author: Celia Laskey

Celia Laskey’s debut novel Under the Rainbow is out now with Riverhead Books Her other work has appeared in Guernica The Minnesota Review Day One and elsewhere She was also a finalist in Glimmer Train‘s Short Story Award for New Writers She has an MFA from the University of New Mexico and currently lives in Los Angeles with her wife and their dog Whiskey



10 thoughts on “Under the Rainbow

  1. says:

    I felt similarly about this as I did about Red White and Royal Blue which for most people would be a compliment but for me sadly it is

  2. says:

    When Big Burr Kansas is named the most homophobic place in America a group of activists moves in to try to make a difference The novel starts from the perspective of one of their children and moves from there to others in the town and in the group Laskey captures the pressures of small town life and the destructive nature of homophobia but

  3. says:

    In this novel a non profit program named Acceptance Across America AAA goes to the supposed most homophobic town with a task force that provides undercover dedicated time to fight homophobia and issues within the communit

  4. says:

    Under the Rainbow imagines a clash between urban and rural America An LGBT nonprofit’s named a small Kansas town the most homophobic in America and a task force made up mostly of white gentrifiers is ordered to move the

  5. says:

    35 starsCelia Laskey's Under the Rainbow is a collection of poignant thought provoking interconnected stories about an interesting social experiment of sortsBig Burr Kansas has been determined to be the most homophobic town in the US by a nonp

  6. says:

    25 I think I was expecting a pointed satire and what I got was a fairytale veering between didactic and cheesy Not for me

  7. says:

    Lovely debut novel that follows a task force of LGBT people sent to The Most Homophobic Town in America Big Burr Kansas I liked thi

  8. says:

    This book is about a group of LGBT rights activists who move to the so called 'Most Homophobic Town in America' for two years in an effort to change hearts and minds There are multiple narrators some residents some activists which I'm sometimes wary of because it's a trope that's been done poorly times than it

  9. says:

    Big thanks to Riverhead Books for a free copyI so enjoyed Under the Rainbow it's a wry sharp novel The premise After Big Burr Kansas is determined to be the most homophobic town in tbe US a team from Acceptance Across America moves in

  10. says:

    I had mixed feelings about this book On the one hand it was as they say compulsively readable and I finished the audiobook is just under two da

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