Friday, January 28, 2011
This Week in the New Books
Though the blurb on the back doesn't mention gay teens or ex-gay camp, this book is about a young man whose parents send him to a camp to be fixed. He escapes and runs away to San Francisco.
Though I've placed this book second in the list, it is actually the book I'm MOST excited about!
I think this must be about a man who is writing a letter to his son to explain why he killed his own father and grandfather.
This seems like a strange, strange book: "Armed with only an old encyclopedia, a Bible, and the complete works of Charles Dickens, the good citizens of Dingley Dell built and idyllic society based on a Victorian past." And no...there's isn't some strange manmade creature in read raping the local youth in the woods.
This picture makes me think of one thing, "Chante! Chante!"
Don't let his Gertrude Stein impression fool you: this is a very cool book (nice design too) that features his biography but also modern day escapists.