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Publisher Comments:

Newell never really belonged in Pastel, Alabama. Ready for a change, he buys a one-way ticket to New Orleans. The year is 1978 and the rambunctious city beckons with its famous promise of bright lights, excitement, and men everywhere.

Newell makes his way, finding a job in a pornographic bookstore and renting a room in the French Quarter. His good nature, good looks, and a daring stunt in a popular bar make him a quick favorite of the town. Soon he has friends. Some are harmless, like Henry, a pudgy sidekick who's a frequent denizen of the porn shop's movie booths. Others prove more dangerous, like party-boy Mark, Newell's first beau, who has a penchant for recreational drugs. Finally, Newell encounters the volatile Jack, who shows Newell the blackest heart of the city.

Boulevard, Jim Grimsley's fifth novel, reminds us that Grimsley is what Publishers Weekly calls "an accomplished stylist and a complex moralist." He takes one character's dream and reveals what can happen when dreams are fulfilled.

Review:

"Grimsley has created remarkably real characters and a New Orleans setting readers can almost smell. He has a way of touching raw emotions....Highly recommended." Library Journal

Synopsis:

The year is 1976 and Newell has just moved to New Orleans. His good nature, good looks, and a daring stunt in a popular bar make him a fast favoirte in the French Quarter. As he is lured into the gay subculture of the late 1970s and into the mad abandon of the city's bar scene, Newell must figure out whom to trust—his life will depend on it. In this fierce, poetic, and heartbreaking tale, Grimsley shows us what can happen when one's wildest dreams are fulfilled.

Synopsis:

Ready for a change in 1978, Newell buys a one-way ticket to New Orleans, where he becomes a quick favorite of the town. Among his new friends are party-boy Mark--Newell's first beau--and the volatile Jack, who shows Newell the blackest heart of the city.

About the Author

Jim Grimsley is the author of four previous novels, among them Winter Birds, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award; Dream Boy, winner of the GLBTF Book Award for literature; My Drowning, a Lila-Wallace-Reader's Digest Writer's Award winner; and Comfort and Joy. He lives in Atlanta and teaches at Emory University.

Table of Contents

Hangin' on the boulevard (5:08) — Colour of money (5:12) — Another you for me (5:03) — Fools love (4:17) — Sad goodbyes (4:51) — Don't throw me away (4:15) --I can love you better (3:54) — The only one (3:58) --Falling for you (4:24).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565122512
Author:
Grimsley, Jim
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Author:
Grimsley, Jim
Location:
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
New Orleans (La.)
Subject:
New orleans
Subject:
Gay
Subject:
Gay youth
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-Gay Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
GTR-128
Publication Date:
20020419
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 x 8
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.30x5.28x1.13 in. .95 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - English 9781565122512 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Grimsley has created remarkably real characters and a New Orleans setting readers can almost smell. He has a way of touching raw emotions....Highly recommended."
"Synopsis" by ,
The year is 1976 and Newell has just moved to New Orleans. His good nature, good looks, and a daring stunt in a popular bar make him a fast favoirte in the French Quarter. As he is lured into the gay subculture of the late 1970s and into the mad abandon of the city's bar scene, Newell must figure out whom to trust—his life will depend on it. In this fierce, poetic, and heartbreaking tale, Grimsley shows us what can happen when one's wildest dreams are fulfilled.
"Synopsis" by , Ready for a change in 1978, Newell buys a one-way ticket to New Orleans, where he becomes a quick favorite of the town. Among his new friends are party-boy Mark--Newell's first beau--and the volatile Jack, who shows Newell the blackest heart of the city.
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