Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wallaconia by David Pratt

High school senior Jim Wallace faces the approaching Christmas holidays with a mixture of hope and dread. This could be the week he and his girlfriend Liz finally have sex, putting to rest any lingering doubts Jim has about what kind of guy he really is. But then Pat Baxter, a neighbor, asks him to help out in his bookstore during the holiday rush, and Jim starts making new connections - and rediscovering an old one.

 "A beautifully poignant piece of coming of age fiction," "A revelation about the radiance of friendship and the true meaning of humanity," "Jim’s self-acceptance is so beautifully written that I found myself with tears in my eyes."
Kazza - On Top Down Under Book Reviews

"Sharp, focused, super-intense, and special. It's rare to find a novel with such a beautifully rendered freindship between a young gay man and an older mentor. I know I'll remember the relationship between Jim and Pat for a long, long time." Bill Konigsberg

More than simply another coming out story David writes with such clarity and sensitivity that reading ‘WallaƧonia’ becomes a revelation about the radiance of friendship and the true meaning of humanity in dealing with the needs of others – especially acceptance and understanding. It is a luminous book by a master of his craft. Highly Recommended. Grady Harp, March 17

"Moving and funny. The confusing tumble of coming out gets a contemporary twist."
Jim Provenzano

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