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  • Last Night at the Telegraph Club

  • By: Malinda Lo
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (622 ratings)

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Last Night at the Telegraph Club

By: Malinda Lo
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
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Publisher's summary

Acclaimed author of Ash Malinda Lo returns with her most personal and ambitious novel yet, a gripping story of love and duty set in San Francisco's Chinatown during the 1950s.

"That book. It was about two women, and they fell in love with each other." And then Lily asked the question that had taken root in her, that was even now unfurling its leaves and demanding to be shown the sun: "Have you ever heard of such a thing?"

Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can't remember exactly when the question took root, but the answer was in full bloom the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club.

America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father - despite his hard-won citizenship - Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day.

This audiobook includes a PDF of the bibliography and acknowledgments from the book.

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©2021 Malinda Lo (P)2021 Listening Library

Critic reviews

Winner of the National Book Award

Winner of the Stonewall Book Award

Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature

A Michael L. Printz Honor Book

A We Need Diverse Books

Walter Dean Myers Honor Book

A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist

"Lo's writing, restrained yet luscious, shimmers with the thrills of youthful desire. A lovely, memorable novel about listening to the whispers of a wayward heart and claiming a place in the world."—Sarah Waters, international bestselling and award winning author of Tipping the Velvet and The Night Watch

"Exquisite and heart-shattering, Last Night at the Telegraph Club made me ache with wishing. This book is for anyone who has ever loved—in any sense of the word."—Emily X.R. Pan, New York Times bestselling author of The Astonishing Color of After

"Lo beckons readers, sentence by restrained sentence, into this incandescent novel of queer possibility."—National Book Award Winner Citation

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