Scissors, Paper, Rock by Fenton Johnson
A Novel

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Synopsis

Raphael Hardin, a young gay man, returns home to visit his dying father--who disapproves of his son's lifestyle but is unaware that his son may be dying as well--in an attempt to reconcile before it is too late.
 

About Fenton Johnson

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FENTON JOHNSON is the author of two award-winning novels, Crossing the River and Scissors, Paper, Rock, and a memoir, Geography of the Heart. A contributor to Harper's Magazine and the New York Times Magazine, he currently teaches at the University of Arizona.
 
Published July 1, 1993 by Pocket Books. 226 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The story, set in the west Appalachian town of Strang Knob, begins with Tom working wood and musing on his wife's death and his own cancer, which is killing him: he ``has lost the will to ward off the voices and visions.'' Meanwhile, Raphael, the youngest of seven, muses at various places through...

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A novelist and essayist helps his partner face death from AIDS.

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The philosophical voices of Raphael and Miss Camilla Perkins, a spinster schoolteacher who has spent decades on the periphery of the Hardin clan, shape this collage of family life and loss into an affecting whole, even though other narrators are not as striking.

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Even the order of the tales devastates: ''All Fall Down,'' about a son's war death, is followed by ''The Way Things Will Always Be,'' about the same son six years earlier.

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