Black Sheep Boy: A Novel in Stories

Black Sheep Boy: A Novel in Stories

by Martin Pousson


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Winner of the 2017 PEN Center USA Award for Fiction

Meet Boo, a wild-hearted boy from the bayou land of Louisiana. Misfit, outcast, loner. Call him anything but a victim. Sissy, fairy, Jenny Woman. Son of a mixed-race Holy Ghost mother and a Cajun French phantom father. In a series of tough and tender stories, he encounters gender outlaws, drag queen renegades, and a rogues gallery of sex-starved priests, perverted teachers, and murderous bar owners. To escape his haunted history, Boo must shed his old skin and make a new self. As he does, his story rises from dark and murk, from moss and mud, to reach a new light and a new brand of fairy tale. Cajun legends, queer fantasies, and universal myths converge into a powerful work of counter-realism. Black Sheep Boy is a song of passion and a novel of defiance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947856066
Publisher: Rare Bird Books
Publication date: 02/13/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,115,561
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Martin Pousson was born and raised in Acadiana, the Cajun French bayou land of Louisiana. His novel, Black Sheep Boy , includes stories that won a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Two of his stories were finalists for the Glimmer Train Fiction Awards. His collection of poetry, Sugar , was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, and his first novel, No Place, Louisiana , was a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Book Award. His writing has appeared in The Advocate , Antioch Review , Epoch , Los Angeles Review of Books , The Rumpus , StoryQuarterly , TriQuarterly , and elsewhere. He now lives in Los Angeles.

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