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In the summer of 1983, twenty-year-old Dustin Thomas’s naive curiosity leads him into the shadows of Fort Lauderdale’s seedy underground, where his innocence is met with violent and traumatic consequences. Despite the dire start, the dreariness of the season is instantly transformed when a handsome and mysterious new next-door neighbor arrives, the tattooed, ...more
Kindle Edition, 284 pages
Published March 1st 2017 by Vivid Imagery Publishing
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Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Back in the 1980's when the LGBTQ community was severely marginalized. Back when AIDS was called GRID (Gay Related Immune Deficiency). Dustin Thomas struggled with his identity. Unbeknownst to him the place his parents likened with Sodom would be the beginning of his journey to understand his true self. At the age of 20, he gained the courage to walk through those doors. This would lay the foundation for the relationship he would later have with Gauge Paulson. How will they survive with only ...more
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Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book impressed me not only with the colorful writing of author Craig Moody but with the touching story of two men who fell in love despite all the circumstances and obstacles - a true tale of love that survived against all odds. Told in an era when AIDS was just beginning to take its toll, this is a book that should be read by all young gay men who didn’t live through that horrible time so they can get a sense of the devastation and heartbreak before the modern AIDS medications. This book ...more
Frankie Shober
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book left me changed, it was the most incredible piece of writing and I don't like reading novels. This has changed me in a way that's hard to describe, but it's all good and glad for the experience that I had reading this. I was so deeply immersed and felt like I was watching a movie of this in my mind as I read through it. It's was very powerful and moving beyond any truly proper description that I can muster.
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An emotional, beautifully written coming of age and love story. Be warned, this book will take you on a hard journey and I experienced/felt all the difficulties the two main characters, Dustin & Gauge went through. I won't say what - just that the road they were on was hard, what they experienced heartbreaking but it was all worth it to experience their love for each other too.

And the love - Dustin & Gauge's love story... *sigh.... I loved having been there, right with them,
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Craig Moody was born and raised in Pembroke Pines, Florida, a suburban community that edges the beautiful Florida Everglades. Author of the multi-award-winning debut novel The ’49 Indian and multi-award-nominated and winning follow-ups His Name Was Ezra and The Stars of Locust Ridge , Craig currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with his boyfriend, Gable, and twenty-four-year-old ...more
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