Surprising Myself: A Novel

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Donald I. Fine, 1987 - Fiction - 424 pages
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Working at a Boy Scout camp as a counselor, Joel Scherzenlieb meets Corey Cobbett, a gay counselor, and becomes aware of his own sexual feelings

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User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

This novel turned out to be a challenge in my rereading binge of Bram's novels. He's great at creating narrators and protagonists who aren't entirely likeable, a bold decision. Joel's teen days at ... Read full review

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User Review  - Patrick Ryan - Goodreads

This book was a major influence on me as a writer and a person. Read full review

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About the author (1987)

Christopher Bram is the author of nine novels, including The Notorious Dr. August, Lives of the Circus Animals. His fifth novel, Gods and Monsters, was made into the Oscar-winning movie. He grew up in Virginia and attended the College of William and Mary. He was a Guggenheim Fellow and winner of the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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