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ISBN: 1883285240
Author: Michael Parker
Language: English
Publisher: Delphinium; First Edition edition (April 28, 2004)
Pages: 195
Category: Mystery & Thrillers
Subcategory: LGBT
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 819
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In the autumn of 1975, a small town struggles with the mysterious murder of Brandon Pierce, a gay teenager found dead in his parents' bed following a high-school key party.

Michael Parker, Virginia Lovers. Thank you for reading books on GrayCity. Other author's books: Prairie Fever. Don't Make Me Stop Now. Past Imperfect.

Virginia Lovers is a powerful, fast-paced novel about all ages and for all ages. It is about the expectations placed on all of us by family, society, and ourselves. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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It is two years since the wife of best-selling author Max Reilly died in a car crash along with her lover. Max is still recovering from her death and her deception. Michael Parker has created a wholly original world from two known facts: (1) Theodosia Burr Alston, daughter of the controversial vice president Aaron Burr, disappeared in 1813 while en route by schooner from South Carolina to New York; and (2) in 1970, two elderly white women and one black man were the last townspeople to leave a small barrier island off the coast. What would you do if you knew who killed a friend of yours, but you couldn't come forward with the truth?

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MICHAEL PARKER is the author of six novels – Hello Down There, Towns Without Rivers, Virginia Lovers, If You Want . cordings or photographs.

MICHAEL PARKER is the author of six novels – Hello Down There, Towns Without Rivers, Virginia Lovers, If You Want Me To Stay, The Watery Part of the World, and. All I Have In This World- and three collections of stories, The Geographical Cure, Don’t Make Me Stop Now, and Everything, Then and Since cordings or photographs. his confidence in the possibility of redemption.

Virginia Lovers book. I so enjoyed Michael Parker's book If You Want Me To Stay that I have had his other novels on my "must read" list since then. I think I failed to mention, two years ago, that Michael Parker is a native of NC. A professor (at the time) at UNC-Greensboro. Unbelievable writer and this novel ranks up there and compares, in the most favorable way, as If You Want Me To Stay.

Virginia Lovers is a powerful, fast-paced novel about all ages and for all ages

Virginia Lovers is a powerful, fast-paced novel about all ages and for all ages.

In the autumn of 1975, a small town struggles with the mysterious murder of Brandon Pierce, a gay teenager found dead in his parents' bed following a high-school key party.

In the autumn of 1975, the town of Trent, North Carolina, struggles with the mysterious and brutal murder of Brandon Pierce, a gay teenager found dead in his parents' bed following a high-school keg party. As Thomas Edgecombe, the editor of the town's newspaper, diligently reports on the crime, he begins to suspect that his two sons may know more about the murder than they're letting on. Daniel, a straight-A student and a friend of the victim, seems destined for a prestigious college scholarship and a better life while his younger brother Pete numbs his adolescent pain in a haze of marijuana smoke and derelict behavior. Once the investigation closes in on the two brothers they make a desperate bid for freedom, escaping north across the lush Virginia landscape to rendezvous with sudden tragedy in the redlight precincts of Washington, D.C.

Comments:

Hunaya
I stumbled across this one on Amazon, described as "an arresting story of brotherhood and betrayal, deceit and desire, set against the backdrop of a country embroiled by social change." Such recaps usually make me run the other way, but the basic underlying story ... the mysterious death of a gay teen ... sparked my interest.

In "Virginia Lovers," Parker presents a very powerful dramatic tale about the emotional distance between parents and teens, even in settings like small town Trent, North Carolina, which parents might think is an ideal atmosphere in which to grow up. Thomas is the owner of the town's weekly newspaper, and deeply involved in his work to the exclusion of real communication with his wife, Caroline, and their two teenage sons. Of the two, Thomas is really concerned only about younger Pete, who seems to have no ambition and spends his daze in a pot-induced haze. His older son, Daniel, is the quiet straight-A student who recently went out for the school's football team, to present a well-rounded image for the prestigious scholarship he has a good chance at snagging. The report of the death of the gay teen, an acquaintance of both boys, eventually points back on possible involvement by one or both of them, which joins them in an unlikely alliance to leave town and avoid the questions they would rather not have to answer. Can't tell much more about it without revealing several key plot twists, but this is a book worth reading. I give it five stars out of five.
digytal soul
A very real portrayal of the tragedy of miscommunication within a family, this story is told in carefully drawn, emotional scenes that make you ache for the two brothers and their very confused father. Parker is a master at what is said and unsaid within families. One of those Thelma and Louise situations where you are constantly saying, no, don't go there, don't do that, but the characters can't help themselves. Like Parker's other books, an intimate and traumatic experience for readers because the story-telling is so seamless and credible.
Ffan
Virginia Lovers is not yet another of those cute gay Young Adult novels most readers like, above all since, the gay character that I probably liked more, Brandon, is already dead when the novel begins.

Brandon was a gay teenager in a Southern small town in 1975... do I need to add something more to let you understand how difficult his life was? Brandon didn't hide that he was gay, and from here and there I understood that he wanted an ordinary "teenager" life like all his peers, a boyfriend, a relationship, being loved... all of it was impossible for him, and for desperately trying to have it he was killed.

Daniel and Pete are brothers but they couldn't be more different. Daniel is the perfect student, destined to great things, Pete is the bad boy that almost no one, maybe neither his parents, think will go far in his life. But Daniel and Pete were raised at the same way and given the same opportunities, so why they are so different? Maybe since Daniel is gay? Actually Pete didn't know, and when he is told is also the moment when he apprehends who is Brandon's killer.

Even if they don't really like each other, at least not at that moment, Daniel and Pete understand they need to leave that town if they want to stay alive, and so they take the car his father gave them, and hightailed in Washington, where, for the first time, both of them have the chance to experiment the life out of that oppressive small town. But unfortunately it's not running away that you can solve your trouble, and most of the time trouble finds you again.

There is a wonderful character and it's that of Daniel and Pete's father, Thomas. A reporter with big idea of social issues and human rights when he graduated, he is not managing the local newspaper, diluting the news to make them more digestible to the more conservative readers. It's more important who is sponsoring the newspaper than who has rights to be defended. But Thomas will not close the eyes in front of the true, not this time, and not even since apparently his sons are involved in a murder. I'm not saying that he does everything right and in time, and sincerely, I found a little cold his attitude when drama will fall upon his family, but at least he will be able to support his family, and do the right thing in the end.

More than a gay novel, this is a family novel. True, Daniel is gay, but he is not the only main characters, a lion share goes to both his brother Pete than his father Thomas, and even if you will not listen her speak often, even his mother Caroline leaves to the reader the impression of a strong woman who loves her sons, despite all, or maybe given all.

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