Welsh Boys Too

Welsh Boys Too

by John Sam Jones
     
 

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Inspired by the lives of gay men in Wales, this collection of stories is funny, poignant, and ultimately revealing.

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Inspired by the lives of gay men in Wales, this collection of stories is funny, poignant, and ultimately revealing.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
An interracial gay couple baby-sits the two young children of a friend for a weekend; a high school boy grapples with his emergent sexuality while looking for support from the conservative adults in his life; and a mentally disturbed woman seeks vengeance against the brother who slept with her husband, in John Sam Jones's Welsh Boys Too. These intriguing short stories look at homosexuality through the lens of Welsh culture, subtly linking homophobia to other kinds of discrimination racism, religious intolerance with objectivity and sensitivity. ( Apr. 9) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A debut collection of eight stories by a young Welsh writer examines such various aspects of gay male experience as a fearful adolescent's disappointment by the male teacher from whom he expects understanding ("The Wonder at Seal Cave") and a German woman's sorrowful observation of her gay son's experiences ("The Birds Don't Sing . . ."). Sensitively written for the most part, but the stories occasionally strain to impress (e.g., the melodramatic "My Velvet Eyes"), and even the best are awfully sketchy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781902638904
Publisher:
Parthian Books
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Series:
Parthian Shorts Series
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

John Sam Jones is the author of Crawling Through Thornw, Fishboys of Vernazza, and Welsh Boys Too.

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