Title Profile & Character Information

The IHOP Papers

Annotation
A comic portrait of a young lesbian virgin's survival and self discovery follows the experiences of nineteen-year-old San Francisco waitress Francesca, who obsesses about her philosophy teacher, struggles with her sexuality, and avoids her neurotic mother's phone calls. Original.

Awards
2008  Lambda Literary Awards
2008  Publishing Triangle Awards

Characters
NameFrancesca
GenderFemale
OccupationWaitress
TraitsLesbian
Recovering alcoholic

NameIrene
GenderFemale
OccupationProfessor

GenreFiction
Psychological
Coming of age
TopicsLesbians
Self-discovery
Identity
Recovering alcoholics
Female friendship
Sexual fantasies
Waitresses
Sexual identity
Obsessive love
Unrequited love
Survival
Young women
Teachers and students
Love
SettingSan Francisco, California