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Boys of Alabama - by Genevieve Hudson

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Format Paperback

About this item


Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up

Number of Pages: 304

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: LGBT

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation

Book theme: Gay

Author: Genevieve Hudson

Language: English

Street Date: May 18, 2021
TCIN: 81484514
UPC: 9781631499029
Item Number (DPCI): 247-10-3773
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

A "soul-stirring debut," Boys of Alabama tells the "bewitching" (Michelle Hart, O, The Oprah Magazine) tale of sixteen-year-old Max's first year in America.

Book Synopsis

"Daring, unusual . . . and startlingly fresh" (Don Noble, Alabama Public Radio), Boys of Alabama announced Genevieve Hudson's place in the canon of the southern gothic alongside Donna Tartt and Harper Lee. Newly arrived in Alabama, Max falls in love, questions his faith, and navigates a strange power. Although his German parents don't know what to make of a South pining for the past, shy Max thrives after being taken in by the football team. But when he meets fishnet-wearing Pan in physics class, they embark on a quixotic, consuming relationship. Writing in "prose that is always imaginative and sensual" (Sarah Neilson, Believer), Hudson offers a complex portrait of masculinity, religion, immigration, and the adolescent pressures that require total conformity.

Review Quotes

Boys of Alabama brilliantly reinvents the Southern Gothic... An absolutely magical novel.--Leni Zumas, author of Red Clocks

Boys of Alabama perfectly captures the magic and inevitable heartache of young lust.--Kimberly King Parsons, author of Black Light

[Depicts] a brand of Southern-fried masculinity that is immediately recognizable and startlingly fresh. This is an exquisite book.--Nick White, author of How to Survive a Summer

A gripping, uncanny, and queer exploration of being a boy in America, told with detail that dazzles and disturbs.--Michelle Tea, author of Against Memoir

Genevieve Hudson creates a new American erotics of longing and belonging, flush with want and desire, hope and home, translation and transformation.--Matt Bell, author of Scrapper

Genevieve Hudson dismantles and spins a new category of fairy tale for us, one that's equal parts dirt and splendor. A glinting, dark beauty. An incantation.--T Kira Madden, author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girl

Hudson goes right to a place where violence comes from--uncomfortably close to desire for magic, God, sex, whatever might actually heal us--and doesn't turn away.--Kristin Dombek, author of The Selfishness of Others

One of the finest--and weirdest!--first novels I've read in quite some long time.--Tom Bissell, author of Apostle and coauthor of The Disaster Artist

Reminds us that behind so many of America's most rigid beliefs lies the lonely human heart: twitchy, slippery, alive.--Mikkel Rosengaard, author of The Invention of Ana

This novel is a love song to outsiders of all kinds, a queer love story about the ways we find to heal ourselves and each other, and proof that there can be magic amid the burdens of masculinity.--Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart and Abandon Me
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.9 inches length x 5.4 inches width x 8.2 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.53 pounds
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