Ideas | Feb 14, 2013 | 54:00

Paperback Love

What happens when a skeptical young man sets out to become the author of a modern romance? To write as a woman in a woman's genre... without the seams of his gender showing? Toronto writer Erika Blair (a.k.a Greg Kelly) explores the myths and realities of romance fiction in 1992.

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