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Falling Off The Face Of The Earth
     

Falling Off The Face Of The Earth

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by JF Smith
 
After his big-shot life in New York tragically falls apart, James Montgomery returns to his small hometown in south Georgia a defeated and broken man. All he has left is his mother to help him heal and regain his confidence before he’s ready to get back out and re-conquer the world.

But being big-city gay in a small southern town has its own challenges

Overview

After his big-shot life in New York tragically falls apart, James Montgomery returns to his small hometown in south Georgia a defeated and broken man. All he has left is his mother to help him heal and regain his confidence before he’s ready to get back out and re-conquer the world.

But being big-city gay in a small southern town has its own challenges. In addition to coming to grips with what happened in New York, his hometown of Lawder throws its own curveballs at him. James is confronted with a bitter enemy from his school days, and frustratingly can’t seem to avoid the guy. His mother suddenly wants to expand the family. The one guy James takes a liking to and starts dating has a lot of hang-ups about being gay. And he watches almost helplessly as a new young bully starts to repeat the kind of abuse he suffered during his own school days.

Here where he grew up, the one place he should feel safe, James feels maddeningly off-balance. He starts to think that maybe going home was a bad idea after all. Maybe he’d be better off moving on and really starting over, completely from scratch. Maybe he should walk away from Lawder, just like he walked away from his life in New York.

But maybe, if he’d give it a chance, he’d re-think everything he ever thought he wanted out of life. And maybe what he thought was important, isn’t so important after all. Maybe he could have everything he never realized he wanted, if he just looked around himself for a moment.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012978325
Publisher:
JF Smith
Publication date:
06/05/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
777,133
File size:
1 MB

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Falling Off The Face Of The Earth 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*No spoilers* "Falling Off the Face of the Earth" is a sweet, earnest novel of self-discovery. In a simple, yet ambitious story, a rich tapestry of characters confront their personal choices and how these choices impact others. Often revolving around life's expectations, the novel's characters face dilemmas in sexual identity, life-course direction, reconciling past actions, and even at times, existential matters. It all sounds like pretty heady stuff, and it is, but Smith deftly grounds the characters' internal struggles with interactions containing snappy dialogue and sharp humor. Ultimately, it's a story about how the important things in life are often right in front of us all, staring us in the face. From the striking image that opens the novel, until its heartfelt end, "Falling Off the Face of the Earth" is a smartly constructed and satisfying read. This is my second J.F. Smith novel, and he is fast becoming one of my favorite authors in the MM romance and gay fiction genres.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is human life and emotion at its most astounding, imperfectly perfect. Beautifully written and always honest with you, this is one of those rare stories that truly place you in the middle of characters' lives and makes you feel all of words on the page. Reading this becomes as intimate and personal and important to you as would be reading your very own journal, from earlier in your life. I can't think of any greater compliment to the author than to say that this book made me cry. Yes, at the sad parts...but more importantly, at the parts so brimming with quiet joy and grace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well-crafted, well written, and rich in character development. A beautiful story of awakening and acceptance on many levels for many of the characters. A must-read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down! One of the best gay fiction books ive read.
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Truly enjoyed this book!
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