Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Dream of Doctor Bantam - A Teen Lesbian Love Story In The Shadow of a Cult

The Dream of Doctor Bantam by Jeanne Thornton

Julie Thatch is a tough-as-nails, chainsmoking, wise-cracking 17-year-old Texan. On the day after her 17th birthday, her idol, her older sister, jogs headlong into the lights of an approaching car, and dies. Julie spends nights wrapped in Tabitha's paisley quilts and playing Tabitha's CDs as loud as she can, but is soon distracted when she falls in love with a girl who both is and isn't an echo of her older sister, a long-limbed Francophone named Patrice. But Patrice is also a devotee of the Institute of Temporal Illusions, a Church of Scientology-like cult...

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