Blackbird

by Larry Duplechan
Blackbird
  • ISBN-13: 9781551522029
  • Author(s): Larry Duplechan
  • Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
  • Imprint: Arsenal Pulp Press
  • Publication Date: 08-10-2006
  • Format: p/b

Availability: Available

£13.99
First published by St Martin's Press in 1986, Blackbird is a funny, moving coming-of-age novel about growing up black and gay in southern California. The lead character, Johnnie Ray Rousseau, is a high school student upset at losing the lead role in the school staging of Romeo and Juliet. As if that weren't enough, his best friend has been beaten badly by his father and his girlfriend is pressuring him to have sex for the first time. All the while, he's intrigued by Marshall MacNeill, whom he meets at an audition and is surely the sexiest man ever.
About the book

First published by St Martin's Press in 1986, Blackbird is a funny, moving coming-of-age novel about growing up black and gay in southern California. The lead character, Johnnie Ray Rousseau, is a high school student upset at losing the lead role in the school staging of Romeo and Juliet. As if that weren't enough, his best friend has been beaten badly by his father and his girlfriend is pressuring him to have sex for the first time. All the while, he's intrigued by Marshall MacNeill, whom he meets at an audition and is surely the sexiest man ever.

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