Thursday, July 10, 2008
By Rodger Larson
It's 1957, and Dave is turning 14. His mother just divorced his abusive father, and they've moved to a new town in California.
When his mother hires a local young man, Gene, to do some gardening for them, Dave sees that in contrast to his brother and father, there's another way to be a man in our world.
Now Dave doesn't even know gay people exist, and Gene is completely closeted (remember, it's 1957), but this is the summer that Dave comes to understand who Gene is, and who he himself is growing up to become...
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