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Boys of Alabama

Hudson, Genevieve (Genevieve Katherine), 1986- Book - 2020 Adult Book / Fiction / General / Hudson, Genevieve, Fiction / Hudson, Genevieve 2 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 0 out of 5

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On Shelf At: Malletts Creek Branch, Westgate Branch

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Downtown 2nd Floor Fiction / Hudson, Genevieve Downtown Library Due 04-01-2021

"A queer coming-of-age told with magical realism, Boys of Alabama guides us through 16-year-old Max's first year in America. Conflicted about leaving Germany, Max is in awe of his new 'home' - here, the heat is thick, the food is grossly delicious, and football and religion--seemingly intertwined--permeate everything. While his parents don't know what to make of an American South pining for the 'good ol' days', or the people who live there, shy Max thrives--he makes the football team, goes to church for the first time, and even makes friends. When Max meets Pan in Chemistry class, they embark on a quixotic, strange, and consuming relationship. They tell each other their secrets; Max tells Pan about his witchy powers, Pan tells Max about the snake poison initiations of a local church. But the boys aren't sure whose secrets are darker, or what is more frightening - their true selves, or staying true in an intolerant Alabama."-- Provided by publisher.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2020]
Year Published: 2020
Description: 285 pages ; 25 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781631496295
1631496298

SUBJECTS
Germans -- Alabama -- Fiction.
Gay teenagers -- Fiction.
Homophobia -- Fiction.
Alabama -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Gay fiction.
Magic realist fiction.