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Blackbird (New Edition)

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A funny, moving, coming-of-age novel about growing up black and gay. Johnnie Ray Rousseau is a high school student upset over losing the lead role in the school staging play, but he’s intrigued by Marshall MacNeill, whom he meets at an audition, surely the sexiest man to walk God’s green earth.

ISBN-13: 9781551526225

Media Type: Paperback(Second Edition)

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press Limited

Publication Date: 05-12-2015

Pages: 249

Product Dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Age Range: 14 Years

Larry Duplechan is the author of five novels, including Captain Swing, Tangled Up in Blue, and Got ‘til It’s Gone, winner of a Lambda Literary Award in 2009. A graduate of UCLA, he lives in his hometown of Los Angeles with his partner of more than 30 years.

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Introduction Michael Nava 9

Blackbird 21

Appendices

Early cover art proposal 213

Manuscript page 214

Correspondence 215

Review in The Advocate, December 23, 1986 221

Review in Gay Community News, May 10-16, 1987 223

Review in Kirkus, September 15, 1986 227

Interview by Christopher Davis, January 20, 1987 228

Excerpt, screenplay by Patrik-Ian Polk, 1994 234

Interview by Mark Macdonald, August 2005 243

Afterword 253