|Pub Date||2000, 2011|
|Cover Designer||Judy Fellows|
My wife got to this book before I did, and I had to wait for her to finish raving about it so I could form my own opinion. The book draws you into the characters lives; you care about what happens and become totally involved with the story. Facades addresses many issues faced by lesbians: how much personal life to reveal at work and to family and friends; custody issues for lesbians whose ex-husbands are homophobic and willing to use this in a custody battle; the reality of grieving for a loss when society does not recognize the significance of the relationship; and domestic violence in both heterosexual and lesbian homes.Hawaii's GLCC Outlook
One finds joy, laughter, tears and truly sensitive love and respect in this excellent offering by Alex Marcoux.Lambda Book Report
Jean Alston - April, 2005: The plot of FaÃ§ades revolves around Sidney Marcum, a closeted music industry executive whose past is full of nasty secrets. When Sidney takes a chance on a new client; a lesbian pop star with the unfortunate name of Anastasia, both women find themselves the topic of tabloid gossip about their sexual identities. For Sidney, a single mom with a violent ex-husband, one repercussion of this media nightmare is a frightening custody battle.