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Posted April 23, 2008
'The Pelican Fables' is a provocative coming-of-age story about a handsome young jock named Adam at an all male prep school who is secretly in love with his very good looking roommate, Kellum. A twist is thrown into the emotional mix when a new professor, Carter, arrives and for whom Adam develops a strong attraction that may or may not be mutual, even if absolutely forbidden. The dramatic tension mounts as Adam's unrequited lust and feelings eventually cause him to act upon his long-repressed, highly-charged sexual/emotional impulses. For anyone who read 'A Separate Peace' or 'Cathcher in the Rye,' but found the smoldering homoerotic tension a bit too ungratifying, 'The Pelican Fables' takes you where these literary classics were too afraid to go, which is all the way. But in the end, 'The Pelican Fables' is a well written story that is not ashamed of being steamy and which nicely captures the tenderness and excitement of the characters' first homosexual experiences.
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Posted April 1, 2009
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