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Geri
A Post-Pandemic LGBTQ+
Novel About Something

Geri Sender: a talented but unknown non-binary stand up comedian and carpenter who thinks they may be transgender. They live in a house flat with three LGBTQ+ friends...

Ellie Kim: Geri's former lesbian lover and aspiring playwright who works part-time in the box office of the Rainbow Theatre.

Jorge Costa: a constantly employed, and then unemployed, gay person of color looking for love through a dating website.

Krystal Orbit: a wacky yet outspoken transgender person who has not yet made the transition and has put his modeling career on hold while she learns how to walk in heels.

Geri and Ellie love each other, but since their break up, shortly after Geri begins to wonder if they are transgender, they bicker over various aspects of life and act as if they don't miss what was once a strong physical relationship. Ellie has quit her job at an insurance agency and is working pat-time in the box office of an LGBTQ+ theatre while trying to write her play.

Jorge is frequently unemployed and trying to establish a new relationship through a dating website. Krystal is wacky but has a serious side; she is transgender but has trouble walking in heels even though she likes to dress to nines.

In addition  to dealing with various LGBTQ+ issues, including inter-community concerns, Geri also addresses bullying, racism and religious matters.

Geri is, in some ways, a parody of heterosexual TV series--such as Seinfeld, Friends and The Big Bang Theory--but it is its own story: an LGBTQ+ story that takes place in Toronto and addresses head-on many issues that members of the LGBTQ+ community, and visible minorities, face and must deal with on a daily basis.

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Two-gender heterosexuality limits perspective and points of view. Geri is written from the LGBTQ+ perspective. Taking a different perspective than that of straight white male (SWM), which the author is, has enabled him to write about the insanity that he found difficult to comment on, and explore, from a SWM perspective.

About the author: Paul Lima has had bisexual, homosexual and heterosexual relationships, his last and longest being heterosexual. As a child he would even wear his mother's clothes on occasion. He is currently asexual and has a lesbian sister, gay brother and non-binary child. They have expanded his perspective and points of view. He believes sexuality is a spectrum, doesn't care where anybody is on the spectrum and does not understand why so many people act as if it matters in any way, shape or form.


 Geri is dedicated to the full spectrum of the Rainbow.

Geri: A Post-Pandemic LGBTQ+ Novel About Something is a 12-chapter book with 34,000 words.


Geri

Reviews are coming in for Geri

"Geri should run for office. They have my vote."

"I'm sure your goal was to entertain, which you do, but you educate as well. Without getting teachy or preachy."

"You go beyond LGBTQ+ issues. Race. Police. Bullying. Divisions within the LGBTQ+ community. All while making me laugh."

"Love how the big corporate pride 'gala' was a snore, until Geri took the stage and woke everybody up!"

"Great read. I was almost afraid you wouldn't wrap it up. But you did, quite wonderfully."


Paperback*
Amazon.ca$CND13.25
Amazon.com$US9.95
Amazon UK: 7.73pnd

eBook*
Amazon.com: Kindle $US2.99
Amazon.ca: Kindle $Cnd3.98
Amazon UK: Kindle 2.32 pnd
Kobo.com: ePub $Cnd2.99
Apple Books: epub $US2.99
Barnes & Noble: epub $US2.99
Lulu.com: PDF $US2.99
Vivlio.com: ePub 2.99 Euros

* All prices subject to change.

"When all . . . are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free." -- Barack Obama

Author's note: Seinfeld has not formally approved this novel. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

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