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The Youth & Young Loves of Oliver Wade: Stories - Ben Monopoli
The Youth & Young Loves of Oliver Wade: Stories
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What makes us who we are? Is it life's big milestones that propel us from childhood to adulthood? Or are we made of all the little memories that have a way of standing in for so much more? A friend's itchy chin might be how you remember him. A pair of worn corduroys might be what you remember of... show more
What makes us who we are? Is it life's big milestones that propel us from childhood to adulthood? Or are we made of all the little memories that have a way of standing in for so much more? A friend's itchy chin might be how you remember him. A pair of worn corduroys might be what you remember of your first love. A green-eyed boy on a subway platform might be how you remember a breakthrough. A coffee cup in a blizzard might be how you remember your best friend. The sound of a dial-up modem connecting. The wet stems of lily pads in your dad's hands. A spiral of hairs on a cheek. The outline of keys in a pocket. Blue paint under fingernails. Fireworks on a summer night. These details are like pulses, like heartbeat spikes on the cardiac line of memory.    In the twelve stories in The Youth & Young Loves of Oliver Wade, Ben Monopoli shows us these pulses in the life of our narrator Ollie as he grows from age thirteen to twenty-eight. Pulses that define who Ollie is, and ultimately who he'll become. A stand-alone companion to The Painting of Porcupine City and The Cranberry Hush.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781512307207 (1512307203)
ASIN: 1512307203
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Linda78
Linda78 rated it
3.5 The Youth & Young Loves of Oliver Wade
"This was the tragedy of growing up a closeted gay boy: you've had no practice when it matters." We meet Ollie near the end of Paintings of Porcupine City, so we don't really get to know him that well when he and Fletcher hook up. These books have always been more gay lit than M/M, so I was only ...
Lenaribka
Lenaribka rated it
5.0 The Youth & Young Loves of Oliver Wade: Stories
I.HAVE.NO.WORDS. This book is a small jewel. I love it so much, soooooooooooooooo much! The only thing I cannot understand is WHY it has not yet literally showered with LITERARY awards and nominations. --> You are acquainted with Ben Monopoli’s works and like them? You MUST read it.--> You read a...
Romance and other things
Romance and other things rated it
3.0 Reposted from DA
What makes us who we are? Is it life’s big milestones that propel us from childhood to adulthood? Or are we made of all the little memories that have a way of standing in for so much more? A friend’s itchy chin might be how you remember him. A pair of worn corduroys might be what you remember of you...
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