Shedding Skin by Robert Ward

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A tour of the 1950s and 1960s recounts the author's coming-of-age experiences in a period torn between idealism and despair, chronicling his journey between Baltimore and Haight-Ashbury and his witness to the historical events of the time.

This classic novel, the 1972 winner of a National Endowment for the Arts Award, turns, providing an essential companion piece to The King of Cards. Illuminated by the author’s personal experiences, this authentic coming-of-age novel presents a cavalcade of memorable characters and adventures.


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A native of Baltimore, Robert Ward has worked as a novelist, professor, screenwriter, producer, and actor. His first effort was the critically acclaimed novel Shedding Skin, which won the National Endowment for the Arts award for first novel of exceptional merit.
Published August 23, 2011 by Tyrus Books. 252 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian. Fiction

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Larval satire about larval seekers and growing up not just absurd but ludicrous in the '50's and '60's.

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