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Dark Rides

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  22 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
A gay teenager named Derek McCormack describes life in a small town in 1952. Unable to voice his forbidden desires to himself or anyone else, Derek moves like an automaton through a world that notices him only when he self-destructs. He is an ephemeral being obsessed with ephemera - fireworks, midway rides, holiday ornaments, country music stars. Illustrated with period ph ...more
Paperback, 99 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by Gutter Press (first published March 1996)
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Chris
Jul 15, 2008 rated it it was ok
This book is, like, 80 pages long or something, told in a dozen or so short stories, so I'm still trying to understand how the author can call it a novel. But I did enjoy McCormack's choppy, poetic writing style.
Craig
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbtqia
Perfectly captures the small town gay experience of yesteryear...a strong companion piece to BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN.
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