Falling Off the Face of the Earth
After his big-shot life in New York tragically falls apart, James Montgomery returns to his small hometown in south Georgia a defeated and broken man. All he has left is his mother to help him heal and regain his confidence before he’s ready to get back out and re-conquer the world.But being... show more
After his big-shot life in New York tragically falls apart, James Montgomery returns to his small hometown in south Georgia a defeated and broken man. All he has left is his mother to help him heal and regain his confidence before he’s ready to get back out and re-conquer the world.But being big-city gay in a small southern town has its own challenges. In addition to coming to grips with what happened in New York, his hometown of Lawder throws its own curveballs at him. James is confronted with a bitter enemy from his school days, and frustratingly can’t seem to avoid the guy. His mother suddenly wants to expand the family. The one guy James takes a liking to and starts dating has a lot of hang-ups about being gay. And he watches almost helplessly as a new young bully starts to repeat the kind of abuse he suffered during his own school days.Here where he grew up, the one place he should feel safe, James feels maddeningly off-balance. He starts to think that maybe going home was a bad idea after all. Maybe he’d be better off moving on and really starting over, completely from scratch. Maybe he should walk away from Lawder, just like he walked away from his life in New York.But maybe, if he’d give it a chance, he’d re-think everything he ever thought he wanted out of life. And maybe what he thought was important, isn’t so important after all. Maybe he could have everything he never realized he wanted, if he just looked around himself for a moment.
Publish date: June 5th 2011
Publisher: JF Smith
Pages no: 409
Edition language: English
This turned out to be so much more than I expected. I stumbled on it during the Scavenger Hunt challenge and it fulfilled one of the categories. It looked decent enough and was inexpensive on Amazon so I figured I'd give it a shot. Surprise! What a gem! I was a bit disconnected at first. I think I w...
Review to come. Parts I really likedSome parts I didn't/ like ummmm the no sexin on de pages.
Falling Off the Face of the Earth is the second JF Smith book I have read. The first one was [b:Latakia|13159887|Latakia|JF Smith|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327947642s/13159887.jpg|18338594] and there is a third book, that I will try to read after this. This book was beautiful and at times painf...