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I want to ride a dragon

Elisa Gabbert: Paul-as-Polly, 1 August 2019

Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl 
by Andrea Lawlor.
Picador, 341 pp., £14.99, April 2019, 978 1 5290 0766 4
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... Ranma and screams. He hangs his head: ‘Sorry about this.’ Paul Polydoris, the protagonist of Andrea Lawlor’s Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl, can change sex whenever he wants, with no magical springs necessary. In the novel’s first scene, he gets dressed to go and see ‘a dyke punk band’ at a bar in the college town of Iowa City. It is ...

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