Thursday, May 30, 2013

When Love Comes To Town - A Gay Teen Comes Out - And Of Age - In 1990s Ireland

When Love Comes To Town by Tom Lennon

Neil’s the perfect Irish guy: he’s great on the rugby field, got decent grades, and snogged with girls in the in-crowd. He’s also got a secret that can’t reveal to just anyone: he’s gay. Now on the verge of turning eighteen, he’s determined to find his real self and friends to support him. All he needs is the courage to go out at night in Dublin, to finally talk to that guy Ian, to tell—and live---the truth.

This book was originally published in Ireland in 1993, and is being published now in the US by Albert Whitman Teen.  The author is deceased, and not much is known about him, except that he published under a pseudonym because he taught in a Catholic school and didn't want to risk his job.  This new edition includes a forward by James Klise.

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