Capturing both the dark and lovable sides of the human experience, a collection of humurous and heartrending stories follows queer, trans and gender-nonconforming characters as they seek love and connection.
Lydia Conklin’s timely debut, Rainbow Rainbow: Stories, should be celebrated as both a work of activism and a literary triumph ... The standouts...tend to feature youth on the cusp of personal discovery ... All stories...are buoyed by Conklin’s remarkable gift for dialogue, clarity of description and ability to integrate humor into uncomfortable situations ... Conklin’s approach to identity is...nuanced. And reading about these poignant inner lives is absorbing and thought-provoking.
Conklin offers a first collection presenting queer, gender-nonconforming, and trans characters in a series of briskly told narratives ... Throughout, Conklin is gracefully multi-note as they reveal the complexities of queer relationships, always allowing their characters to be themselves.