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BOOK REVIEWS GAY AND SINGLE...FOREVER? by Steve Bereznai (Marlowe & Co., $15.95) Is gay marriage ruining our singlehood? Must we all partner up, get real estate, and adopt? Since when did being single make you a virtual leper? Bereznai, a Toronto-based journalist who at 31 has never had a boyfriend, reports on and ponders the elevation of gay coupledom over the single state to answer the question: Just where do unattached gay men (most of us) fit in post-Stonewall gay society?

BUTTERFLY BOY: MEMORIES OFA CHICANO MAPIPOSA by Rigoberto Gonzalez (University of Wisconsin Press, $24.95) González's elegant, wrenching, and poetic memoir recounts his childhood among poor migrant Mexican farmworkers, losing his mother at 12, whippings for youthful cross-dressing, being abandoned by his father, and coming out and finding peace with his identity amid a culture where machismo is prized.

A KILLER LIFE by Christine Vachon with Austin Bunn (Simon & Schuster, $26) Any fan of queer indie film has seen the result of this mastermind at work. …


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