Blackbird (Little Sister's Classics)

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First published by St. Martin's Press in 1986, Blackbird is a funny, moving, coming-of-age novel about growing up black and gay in southern California. The lead character, Johnnie Ray Rousseau, is a high school student upset over losing the lead role in the school staging of Romeo and Juliet. As if that weren't enough, his best friend has been beaten badly by his father, and his girlfriend is pressuring him to have sex for the first time. All the while, he's intrigued by Marshall MacNeill, whom he meets at an audition and is surely the sexiest man to walk God's green earthâ "at least according to Johnnie Ray. This novel of adolescent awakening is as fresh and heartfelt as it was when first published. With an introduction by Michael Nava, who is best-known for his gay mystery novels featuring Henry Rios, five of which have won Lambda Literary Awards, including Goldenboy and Howtown. He lives in San Francisco.

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A film adaptation of Blackbird has been adapted to a feature film directed by Patrik-Ian Polk and starring Academy Award winner Mo Nique (Precious). It will debut on the 21st & 23rd of March 2015 at the London LGBT film festival, --BFI Flare

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Larry Duplechan is the author of four novels, including Captain Swing and Tangled Up in Blue. He lives in his hometown of Los Angeles. Michael Nava is best-known for his gay mystery novels featuring Henry Rios, five of which have won Lambda Literary Awards, including Goldenboy and Howtown). He lives in San Francisco.

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