"Daggett’s debut novel weaves the lives of the main characters into a seamless and organic narrative of love—where passion, anger, denial, and acceptance flow as a quiet stream into a full blown river of emotions and understandings, both of the characters’ selves and their relation to each other.”
- Lambda Literary Review -
From celebrated CURVE Magazine columnist, Jukebox was Gina Noelle Daggett’s debut novel. It was published in 2010 by Bella Books.
Throughout the novel, music plays a powerful, integral role in Harper and Grace's journey. Each chapter is a song from the jukebox, a playlist pulled from the local bar, one that sends the reader and the characters on a lyrical ride through tender rites of passage, from childhood, to first love and beyond.
When the book was released, it was awarded the Alice B Committee Lavender Certificate for new writers and was a finalist for the Golden Crown Literary Society awards.
As a work-in-progress, the Jukebox manuscript was the recipient of the POWER UP Filmmaker Fund. POWER UP (the "Professional Organization of Women in Entertainment Reaching Up") is an American non-profit organization and film production company with the mission "to promote the visibility and integration of gay women in entertainment, the arts, and all forms of media."
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