Now in a collector’s print edition! Victor J. Banis’ landmark Western tale is back! Sometimes funny, sometimes tragic and often bawdy, Lola. Sometimes funny, sometimes tragic and often bawdy, “Lola Dances” ranges from the slums of the Bowery to the mining camps of. From the bestselling author of ‘Longhorns’. Sometimes funny, sometimes tragic and often bawdy, Lola Dances ranges from the slums of the Bowery to the.

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Unfortunately Terry attracts the wrong kind of attention, a rich patron corners him backstage and rapes him. But the blushing boy did worm his way into my heart eventually. Terry survives by sheer luck because there was nobody to guide him.

As far as historical fiction goes, this goes on the shelf with Captains and Kings, East of Eden, North and South, – a story so right in it’s interpretation of human nature that you forget you’re reading about the past. The saloon owner was grinning from ear to ear, showing his blackened teeth, his face flushed with excitement.

Lola Dances by Victor J. The historical aspect of life on the frontier and the Barbary Coast was great reading.


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Lola draws power from her beauty and strength from Terry’s history. At the beginning of the story, Terry is barely making ends meet and trying to achieve his dream of victoe a dancer.

The book ended just a little too soon for me but other than that I have no complaints. We just take what we are offered and make do.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Raped by a drunken profligate and ivctor with prison, Terry flees the Bowery and finds himself in the rugged settlement of Alder Gulch, where he stands out like a sore thumb among the camp’s macho inhabitants–until the day he puts on a dress and dances for the unsuspecting miners as beautiful Lola Valdez–and wins dancds, fortune and, ultimately, love.

Terry followed him more slowly. Sometimes it was funny, sometimes horrific, often tragic, and sometimes triumphant.

While I sometimes felt that the story meandered a bit, in the end I realized that it hadn’t it was just the journey the characters needed to take. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

Talk about LGBT history — he helped make it. This book surprised me greatly. They are every man, every woman. Little Terry Murphy, pretty and effeminate, dreams of becoming a dancer. Oh, my dancea goes out to Terry. He also was strong and resilient, though, anything but the sissy other men saw when they looked at him.


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The giving of a book does not in any way guarantee a favourable review. Lola Dances September vivtor, 8: Something happened that had never before happened at The Lucky Dollar. Preview — Lola Dances by Victor J. I was impressed with the way the setting was effortlessly fused into the story.

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A fantastic read from start to finish. Notify me of new comments via email.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Sometimes, in that need to fulfil our own emptiness, we do just that—we do not ask for reciprocation.

This was my first Victor J. Brian keeps Terry isolated in their cabin believing him too different from the macho and rugged miners and not wanting the same kind of “problems” they had in New York view spoiler [ Brian’s a dick, to put it mildly hide spoiler ].