Author(s): Martha Miller
Tales from the Levee centres on Casey, a masculine, part Apache lesbian born and raised in a small Midwestern town. Always knowing inside herself that she is not like others she knew, she escapes, moves to the centre of Springfield, Illinois, where she discovers an area known as the Levee. The street, infamously sprinkled with several gay bars, a massage parlor, a hamburger stand, and apartments, becomes her new home. There, she befriends, lives and loves with lesbians, drag queens, prostitutes and gays also seeking a place they too can call home.