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The World of Normal Boys

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781496707888
Author(s): K.M. Soehnlein
Format: Paperback
Year: 2016
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 23 (w x l x h)
Pages: 296

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Winner of the Lambda Literary Award 'This first novel is so eloquent because it is hellbent on collaring the reader and telling him or her the whole passionate story.' --Edmund White, author of 'Our Young Man' 'This is a rich and unflinching book.' --'The New York Times Book Review' 'Extraordinary an exhilarating experience that Soehnlein has produced as his first novel a work of such maturity and excellence is little short of astounding.' --Fenton Johnson, author of 'Scissors, Paper, Rock' The time is the late 1970s--an age of gas shortages, head shops, and 'Saturday Night Fever.' The place, suburban New Jersey. At a time when the teenagers around him are coming of age, Robin MacKenzie is coming undone. While 'normal boys' are into cars, sports, and bullying their classmates, Robin enjoys day trips to New York City with his elegant mother, spinning fantastic tales for her amusement in an intimate ritual he has come to love. He dutifully plays the role of the good son for his meat-and-potatoes father, even as his own mind is a jumble of sexual confusion and painful self-doubt. But everything changes in one, horrifying instant when a tragic accident wakes his family from their middle-American dream and plunges them into a spiral of slow destruction. As his family falls apart day by day, Robin finds himself pulling away from the unquestioned, unexamined life that has been carefully laid out for him. Small acts of rebellion lead t
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