Lynne Cheney’s Sisters: doing it for themselves, online

Years ago, Second Lady Lynne Cheney (who has failed to offer an opinion on gay marriage although her daughter is openly gay) wrote Sisters, a romance featuring lesbian characters:

Her novel was the subject of a recent satirical performance at the New York Theatre Workshop, with actors reading such passages as, “Let us go away together, away from the anger and imperatives of men. There will be only the two of us, and we shall linger through long afternoons of sweet retirement. In the evenings I shall read to you while you work your cross-stitch in the firelight. And then we shall go to bed, our bed, my dearest girl.” Sisters has long been out of print and is not mentioned in Cheney’s biography on the White House Web site. In 2001, she told a New York Times reporter that she couldn’t even remember the plot.

Earlier this year, her publisher announced plans to republish the book and then mysteriously said that a new edition would not be forthcoming.

Now some enterprising LiveJournal user has posted the full text of the book online. The apparent contents of Chapter 22: “Winter camp menage a trois, brother-sister incest, Capitol Hill menage a trois.” (Long-dead link, alas.)


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