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The Gilda Stories

The Gilda StoriesJewelle GomezFirebrand Books1991

From Wikipedia: The Gilda Stories is the debut novel of American author and activist Jewelle Gomez. Published in 1991, this speculative fiction vampire novel follows the experiences of a black bisexual heroine whose power and morality challenge assumptions about the vampire myth. Readers see this central character travel through time and lead multiple lives. 

The Gilda Stories is a novel intensely concerned with the ethical implication of human interaction. Although it spans many centuries, many continents, starting in Louisiana in 1850, the novel focuses on relationships rather than places, that at tells its story through precision of language rather than direct historical event. It is a novel about love and trust, and ultimately the uses of power.

New Directions for Women, 1991