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Red Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, offers poetry readings, poetry contests, book awards, and more.


Two, Two, Lily-White Boys

by: Geoffrey Clark
Publication Date: September 2012
$16.95 
ISBN: 978-1-59709-227-2
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Description:

Two, Two, Lily-White Boys follows the fortunes of two 14-year-old Scouts from Ermine Falls--Larry Carstairs, the narrator, and Andy Dellums, Larry's schoolmate and friend--over the course of six days at Camp Greavy, a Boy Scout camp not far from Traverse City, Michigan. The story's catalyst and Andy's tormentor is Russell "Curly" Norrys, a worldly, charismatic 17-year-old, a homophobe who suspects that Andy is a homosexual. Mercurial, protean, possibly sociopathic, Curly engineers conflicts that accelerate as the days wear on, eventually culminating in tragedy. Passive-aggressive Larry, moved to action at last, must choose between self-preservation and justice.

Praise for Two, Two, Lily-White Boys:

"In this classic story of male adolescence and homophobia, Clark writes with seemingly effortless clarity--clarity of narrative, sentence, meaning, and character--and this short, richly packed novel may well be his masterpiece."

-- DeWitt Henry, author of Sweet Dreams

"In this rite of passage story set at a Boy Scout summer camp, Clark's protagonist, Larry Carstairs, meets up with Curly Norrys, a curious blend of humor, intellectual acumen, nihilism, and sheer malevolence. Clark makes us feel, full strength, Larry's struggle with the nature of ambiguity. Clark's fiction here, as elsewhere, is a compelling mix of straight realism and black humor."

-- Jack Smith, author of Hog to Hog


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Los Angeles Independent Publishing

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