Brendan Wolf by Brian Malloy

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Who is Brendan Wolf?  It all depends on who you ask.
*  To the staff of a Minneapolis nursing home, he's the devoted partner of a much older man who's recently suffered a debilitating stroke.
*  To the women of a conservative, Christian pro-life organization, he's the tireless volunteer grieving over the recent loss of his wife and their unborn child.
*  To one gay activist, he's the unaffectedly charming, yet directionless and unemployed man that he's fallen hopelessly in love with
* To his brother and his brother's wife, he's the lynchpin of a scam that will net them enough money to start their lives over somewhere new.
* To the general public, he's an armed and dangerous fugitive
All of these people - and yet none of them - Brendan Wolf is an ambivalent lover, reluctant conspirator, counterfeit Christian, and, most of all, an unemployed daydreamer obsessed with a dead man.
     From the author of the award-winning The Year of Ice, this is a tour-de-force - a compelling, hilarious, heart-breaking novel about one utterly typical, and completely original, figure:  Brendan Wolf.

About Brian Malloy

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Brian Malloy is the author of the award-winning novel The Year of Ice and Twelve Long Months.  Originally from Philadelphia, he lives in Minneapolis and teaches fiction writing at Emerson College in Boston.
Published November 19, 2013 by St. Martin's Press. 304 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Through a prison contact, Ian also hooks Brendan up with Marv Fletcher, a rich, ugly old queen looking for a “houseboy.” Both scenarios spell disaster, but Brendan, true to form, jumps right in, ingratiating himself with the pro-lifers with a phony story and moving into Marv’s house.

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(Ian just met Marv's most recent houseboy in prison.) Though Brendan's plan is to trade housework for room and board, Marv has other transactions in mind.

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