So, what's the book about?
In Upright Women Wanted, award-winning author Sarah Gailey reinvents the pulp Western with an explicitly antifascist, near-future story of queer identity.
Esther is a stowaway. She's hidden herself away in the Librarian's book wagon in an attempt to escape the marriage her father has arranged for her--a marriage to the man who was previously engaged to her best friend. Her best friend who she was in love with. Her best friend who was just executed for possession of resistance propaganda.
The future American Southwest is full of bandits, fascists, and queer librarian spies on horseback trying to do the right thing.
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Reviews & Interviews
In A Dark Future, These 'Upright Women' Bring Hope -- NPR.com
'Upright Women Wanted' Is a Stunning, Queer Western Set in the Future -- Southern Review of Books
Review: Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey -- thenerddaily.com
Interview with an Author: Sarah Gailey -- Los Angeles Public Library
Q & A with Sarah Gailey -- ReadMoreCo
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