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Tramps Like Us: A Novel

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Tramps Like Us is a modern-day Huckleberry Finn.


It's an all-American story about the search for home, for a better life, feeling like a refugee in one's own country. It's about creating a family from a group of misfits. It tells what it was like to come of age in the era between gay liberation and the beginning of the AIDS crisis.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 17th 2003 by University of Wisconsin Press (first published April 1st 2001)
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Andrea
Sep 23, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like Chelsea Girls, this is sort of a novel, sort of a memoir about a young queer guy in the 70s and 80s. If you like Michelle Tea's writing, you should check this out.
Alvin
Oct 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A sweet yet unsentimental look at a vanishing (vanished?) world. Vividly evokes what it's like to be young and set out on one's own. Told in an endearingly unaffected voice. Love it!!!
Albert Ruiz
Nov 07, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: young gays
Take a tip from the main character and run off into the world - hitchhiking from one state to the next.
Kim
Jan 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
i highly recommend this gay coming-of-age book... creating family... really amazing.
Jakey
Jan 23, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
this book sucked.
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