A Question of Manhood

A Question of Manhood by Robin Reardon 075824679X 9780758246790
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November 1972. The Vietnam War is rumored to be drawing to a close, and for sixteen-year-old Paul Landon, the end can-t come soon enough. The end will mean his older brother Chris, the family-s golden child, returning home from the Army for good. But while home on leave, Chris entrusts Paul with a secret: Hes gay. And when Chris is killed in action, Paul is beset by grief and guilt, haunted by knowledge he cant share. That summer, Paul is forced to work at his family-s pet supply store. Worse, he must train a new employee, JJ ONeil, a gay college freshman. But though Paul initially dislikes JJ for being everything hes not-self-confident, capable, ambitious-he finds himself learning from him. Not just about how to handle the anxious, aggressive dogs JJ so effortlessly calms and trains, but how to stand up for himself-even when it means standing against his father, his friends, and his own fears. Through JJ, Paul finally begins to glimpse who his brother really was-and a way toward becoming the man he wants to be.

Author: Robin Reardon

Language: English

Edition: Original

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 352

Publisher: Kensington

Publication Date: 2010-10-01

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