Martin Pousson, Black Sheep Boy

LGBT - #Gay Literary Fiction. A perfect combination of reality and magic realism make this extremely powerful reading.
I was only nineteen, but I knew how to dress for a funeral, especially one where I'd be the guest of honor. And I knew how to deliver a valediction from a stage. http://ontopdownunderbookreviews.com/black-sheep-boy-martin-pousson/

I was only nineteen, but I knew how to dress for a funeral, especially one where I'd be the guest of honor. And I knew how to deliver a valediction from a stage. http://ontopdownunderbookreviews.com/black-sheep-boy-martin-pousson/

What everyone knew: I was fallen, I was graceless, I was doomed., I was one lost sheep. What no one knew: I liked it that way. I wanted it that way. What I knew: I was not the only one.   http://ontopdownunderbookreviews.com/black-sheep-boy-martin-pousson/

What everyone knew: I was fallen, I was graceless, I was doomed., I was one lost sheep. What no one knew: I liked it that way. I wanted it that way. What I knew: I was not the only one. http://ontopdownunderbookreviews.com/black-sheep-boy-martin-pousson/

"Panic," Miss Carriage said, " is an offense not a defense. I ask you: how does a dead boy get accused of his own murder?" http://ontopdownunderbookreviews.com/black-sheep-boy-martin-pousson/

"Panic," Miss Carriage said, " is an offense not a defense. I ask you: how does a dead boy get accused of his own murder?" http://ontopdownunderbookreviews.com/black-sheep-boy-martin-pousson/

"Senior year", he said, "that little angel never even finished school. Where's the mercy in that?" http://ontopdownunderbookreviews.com/black-sheep-boy-martin-pousson/

"Senior year", he said, "that little angel never even finished school. Where's the mercy in that?" http://ontopdownunderbookreviews.com/black-sheep-boy-martin-pousson/

Black eyeliner, black nails. And what kind of voodoo was that? http://ontopdownunderbookreviews.com/black-sheep-boy-martin-pousson/

Black eyeliner, black nails. And what kind of voodoo was that? http://ontopdownunderbookreviews.com/black-sheep-boy-martin-pousson/

Also: virtue in one world is vice in another. And at a Catholic high school, castigation follows vice every time, no matter how false or unfair the charge. http://ontopdownunderbookreviews.com/black-sheep-boy-martin-pousson/

Also: virtue in one world is vice in another. And at a Catholic high school, castigation follows vice every time, no matter how false or unfair the charge. http://ontopdownunderbookreviews.com/black-sheep-boy-martin-pousson/

Maybe the story was old, but it felt new every time I swallowed blood, and by eighth grade, I badly wanted a new ending. http://ontopdownunderbookreviews.com/black-sheep-boy-martin-pousson/

Maybe the story was old, but it felt new every time I swallowed blood, and by eighth grade, I badly wanted a new ending. http://ontopdownunderbookreviews.com/black-sheep-boy-martin-pousson/

The way she described it, learning to be a real boy was nothing more than learning a sport. http://ontopdownunderbookreviews.com/black-sheep-boy-martin-pousson/

The way she described it, learning to be a real boy was nothing more than learning a sport. http://ontopdownunderbookreviews.com/black-sheep-boy-martin-pousson/

...and I knew every why.  http://ontopdownunderbookreviews.com/black-sheep-boy-martin-pousson/

...and I knew every why. http://ontopdownunderbookreviews.com/black-sheep-boy-martin-pousson/

There I stood in Mama's tall shadow, the no-name kind of baby. http://ontopdownunderbookreviews.com/black-sheep-boy-martin-pousson/

There I stood in Mama's tall shadow, the no-name kind of baby. http://ontopdownunderbookreviews.com/black-sheep-boy-martin-pousson/

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