Entries from a Hot Pink Notebook by Todd Brown

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What if Holden Caulfield were coming of age -- and coming out -- in the Reagan years? Ben Smith is a sometimes clever, often confused, but ultimately irresistible catcher in the wry. Through the window of Ben's intimacies and observations, we remember what it was to be 14, freaked out by life, and never more eager to see what would happen next.
 

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Published June 1, 1995 by Washington Square Press. 320 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But Ben has larger immediate problems than his emerging sexuality: From his besotted father to his weeping mother to his ultra-religious grandmother, not to mention a dim-wit brother, Ben's family life looks like a white- trash version of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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By summer's end, though, he is able to come to terms with himself, and as he reflects on the last tumultuous year, he knows that he more than fills the bill of the sophomore, the ``wise fool.'' Entries will appeal to those who want to reflect on the angst of adolescence from a safe distance as we...

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