Atom Heart John Beloved

Atom Heart John Beloved

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by Luke Hartwell
     
 

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Atom Heart John Beloved chronicles the lives of two boys who become friends at age thirteen. The story is told by eighteen-year-old John, who quietly whispers to his best friend one night in bed, "Do me." This novel is a breathtaking love story and an intense coming of age story that resembles no other book. John's narrative voice is one of the most unique in gay… See more details below

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Atom Heart John Beloved chronicles the lives of two boys who become friends at age thirteen. The story is told by eighteen-year-old John, who quietly whispers to his best friend one night in bed, "Do me." This novel is a breathtaking love story and an intense coming of age story that resembles no other book. John's narrative voice is one of the most unique in gay literature. Atom Heart John Beloved is literate, intimate, erotic, and delightful, delivering unexpected moments of grace.

Editorial Reviews

Elisa Reviews - Elisa Rolle
"This novel is good . . . disturbingly good."
The Written Words of Madmen - Lichen Craig
"I look for beautiful use of language - no cliches, no shallow metaphors, but writing that uses language in a moving and innovative way. . . . [Some writers have] moved me to tears simply through use of language. Luke Hartwell can do it too." - Lichen Craig, author of Gentlemen's Game
Mr. Right Angles - Matthew Merendo
"John is a wonderfully drawn character, incredibly arrogant and conceited yet vulnerable and broken, too. . . . the best drawn psychological growth I've read in a while. Done particularly well are the moments where John denies something . . . and despite the fact that our only input is John's narration itself, we know he's lying to himself and to us. We can see the truth through his clouded eyes, and that's quite a feat for a writer to do well."
Go Reviews - Marcus Parr
"One of the best novels I have read in a long, long time--completely original, no formulas, no cliches. John, the narrator, goes into the heart of darkness and emerges from the other side a heart-breakingly loving man. I think this book just might be genius."
Colby Universe - Colby Rasmussen
"By the end of the book, the narrator, John, struck me as an almost heroic figure. I love this book."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781478142928
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
06/30/2012
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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