Barrow's Point

Barrow's Point

by Robert Schirmer


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Barrow's Point by Robert Schirmer

Barrow’s Point is a reflection of our times. On one hand, there has been great progress with gay marriage being legalized, but sadly there are also hate crimes and people being targeted, let go from jobs, or killed because of their sexual orientation. While progress is celebrated, homophobia still lurks like a dark shadow over this country. With the swinging of the pendulum, there are extremes on both ends.

Barrow's Point place in 2005, during a very specific conservative era in this country—the America of George W. Bush, a time when anti-gay sentiments and legislation was being used as political fodder. Barrow’s Point dramatizes an extreme situation that evolves out of this anti-gay environment, and (hopefully) gives it a human dimension by showing us the perspective of a mother and her gay sons as they struggle against the homophobia that has given rise, literally, to a killer of gay men.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940724072
Publisher: Gival Press
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Robert Schirmer's story collection "Living with Strangers" won the Bobst Award for Emerging Writers and was published by NYU Press. His stories have appeared in "Glimmer Train," "Sewanee Review," "Byliner," "New England Review," "Epoch," "Fiction" and "The Best of Witness." He's the recipient of an O. Henry Award, a Pushcart Prize, and a fellowship from the Chesterfield Writer's Film Project. His screenplays have been optioned by Amblin Entertainment and Warner Brothers. This is his first published novel.

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