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Adolescence is a hazardous way of life for 17-year-old Jeremy Tyler; his father died in a mysterious accident when he was a child, and his mother has since descended into alcoholic hell and forced rehab; that's when he's sent from the Fresno slums of his childhood to the posh estate of his overbearing great aunt Katherine and her censorious husband. It's not easy for him to fit into the upper crust, particularly because he's trying to hide how much he's attracted to other boys. Jeremy's story of breaking free from the strands of dishonesty, deceit, and self-doubt has its parallels to the tale of Pinocchio, but Nolan's queer take is totally contemporary: think the TV series The OC - girls with mean cheekbones, well-built guys with snotty attitudes, and Jeremy in the role of a queer Ryan Atwood. He's a good-looking kid, with a sleek swimmer's physique - and the swim team's champ is out to get him. He dates one of the smart-set girls in an attempt to keep his gay hormones at bay - but that doesn't do him much good. Nolan's debut novel is a kitchen sink of genres - coming of age, coming out, mystery, romance, erotica, even a dash of the supernatural - that add up to an impressive story about the passage from boyhood to manhood.

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Strings Attached tells the story of gay teenager Jeremy, who is sent to live with his wealthy, demanding relatives after his alcoholic mother enters rehab. It weaves a murder mystery, sexual ambiguity, menacing villains, social-climbing teens, a dash of the supernatural, and folks with hidden identities and agendas - all set in a posh beachside locale. It is also a contemporary deconstruction of the classic tale of Pinocchio, the puppet who wished to be a a real boya (TM).

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ISBN:
9780982555019
Author:
Nolan, Nick
Publisher:
Amazon Encore
Author:
Noonan, Peggy
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
327
Dimensions:
8.72x5.62x.98 in. .98 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Strings Attached tells the story of gay teenager Jeremy, who is sent to live with his wealthy, demanding relatives after his alcoholic mother enters rehab. It weaves a murder mystery, sexual ambiguity, menacing villains, social-climbing teens, a dash of the supernatural, and folks with hidden identities and agendas - all set in a posh beachside locale. It is also a contemporary deconstruction of the classic tale of Pinocchio, the puppet who wished to be a a real boya (TM).
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