For 21 years, Marcus Coleman has fantasized about a lifelong romance with a handsome college quarterback he once saw in a photograph. Thanks to the Internet, Marcus discovers the former quarterback's whereabouts. Thanks to a shot of tequila, Marcus dials the former quarterback's number. Thanks to a curious twist of fate, the former quarterback answers the phone with: "Marcus, when you coming home?"
How big a deal can one pissant little photo turn out to be? Big enough to take you on a fantastical journey with a new kind of buddy duo, featuring the first superstar athlete to admit his love for another man while in the prime of his pro career. A story of love, football and some very potent daydreams. Your ticket is your imagination.
A Lambda Literary Award Finalist.
|Publisher:||West Beach Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.63(d)|
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A madcap whirl told with infectiously and ferociously inventive prose. Boyd's majestically imaginative epic embraces serious topics: interracial relationships, homophobia in the sports world, black life on the down low, and living with AIDS. But Walt Loves the Bearcat is first and forever a love story, one written with a roller-coaster brio and a magical intensity that demand and deserve the reader's perseverance. (Q Syndicate Bookmarks)
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This is the kind of book I love to read to my kids
The book i read was Tracker, it was a good book overall. in the beginning of the book i really disliked it, because it was so slow and boring. as the book when on i got more and more into it ,even though i don't like nature books all that much. My favorite part about the book was that the main character John what raised on a farm, this reminded me of the Wisconsin/ Minnesota area i was raised in because the area has a lot of farms so i could really relate to that part of the story. Another thing i liked about this book was that, it seemed like it was real it talked about his Grandfather dieing and eventually does die, its almost like it is real, like the character are not made up. Paulsen does a great job with this book making the characters stand out and giving them human traits so you feel for the characters and understand what they are going through. overall i liked this book, even though i usually have no interest in nature books. It kept me reading and kept me interested which is not an easy thing to do , i would recommend this book to anyone that is interested in nature.
Funny, so romantic, kinda ridiculous in places, but, ON THE MONEY about sports, sports history, etc. That's what really drove it for me. The football scenes are at once real and hilarious. I could totally see it happening. Good stuff.