The Prettiest Star
Carter Sickels

ISBN: 9781938235627 | 288 pages | 8 Mb


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The Prettiest Star Carter Sickels
Publisher: Hub City Press



EW's 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 O Magazine's "31 LGBTQ Books That'll Change the Literary Landscape in 2020" BookRiot's "Most Anticipated Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books of 2020" Atlanta Journal Constitution's "10 Southern Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2020" Bitch Media “27 Novels Feminists Should Read in 2020” Xtra 12 LGBTQ "Books You Won’t Want to Miss in 2020" A stunning novel about the bounds of family and redemption, shines light on an overlooked part of the AIDs epidemic when men returned to their rural communities to die, by Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award-winning author Carter Sickels. Small-town Appalachia doesn't have a lot going for it, but it’s where Brian is from, where his family is, and where he’s chosen to return to die. Set in 1986, a year after Rock Hudson’s death brought the news of AIDS into living rooms and kitchens across America, Lambda Literary award-winning author Carter Sickels’s second novel shines light on an overlooked part of the epidemic, those men who returned to the rural communities and families who’d rejected them. Six short years after Brian Jackson moved to New York City in search of freedom and acceptance, AIDS has claimed his lover, his friends, and his future. With nothing left in New York but memories of death, Brian decides to write his mother a letter asking to come back to the place, and family, he was once so desperate to escape. The Prettiest Star is told in a chorus of voices: Brian’s mother Sharon; his fourteen-year-old sister, Jess, as she grapples with her brother’s mysterious return; and the video diaries Brian makes to document his final summer. This is an urgent story about the politics and fragility of the body, of sex and shame. Above all, Carter Sickels’s stunning novel explores the bounds of family and redemption. It is written at the far reaches of love and understanding, centering on the moments where those two forces stretch toward each other and sometimes touch.

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