First published in 1991, “The winner of two Lambda Literary Awards (fiction and science fiction) THE GILDA STORIES is a very American odyssey. Escaping from slavery in the 1850s Gilda’s longing for kinship and community grows over two hundred years. Her induction into a family of benevolent vampires takes her on an adventurous and dangerous journey full of loud laughter and subtle terror.”
In this rangy episode, the Spoilers are introduced to an underground classic of Black feminist literature. With a main character like few others in literature, this novel leads the Spoilers into discussions of traditional vampire mythology, consent and violence, death and immortality, and the responsibility of vampire parenting. Along the way Anita quotes Sadiya Hartman and Ocean Vuong, Adriana introduces us to “Vamp Time,” Todd introduces more anoying book-specific terms, and Crystal runs up the stairs in the middle of the episode? It all comes out ok in the end because in every Drip episode the Spoilers live forever! Join us . . . JOIN US . . .
What the spoilers are reading, watching and listening to + other things we mention in the episode!
What we are reading, watching and/or listening to:
- Adriana — BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER; NYT Crossword
- Crystal – THE HEMINGSES OF MONTICELLO, Annette Gordon-Reed
- Todd — BLANCHE ON THE LAM, Barbara Neeley; BEGIN AGAIN: JAMES BALDWIN’S AMERICA AND ITS URGENT LESSONS FOR OUR OWN, Eddie Glaude
- Anita — SHIRLEY CHISOLM 72; LEGACY! LEGACY!, Jamila Woods