Alternative Desires

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Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, Sep 1, 2011 - Fiction - 256 pages
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Alex and James are cousins who both attend the prestigious Knox Hall Boys School. Alex finds himself drawn toward another student named Ralph, but is unsure of what his interest in the older boy might mean. When Ralph is expelled for admitting his homosexuality, Alex then finds himself hauled before the school board for questioning. Although no intimacy between the two boys has taken place, some board members are not convinced. Alex adamantly feels his place at the school is no longer viable, and begs his parents to take him and James out. Alexs childhood sweetheart, Frances, is ordered by her parents to stay away from Alex, because they feel he is a bad influence. Alex is deeply hurt by this; he becomes rebellious, withdrawn and abusive. Two years later, Alex and Ralph meet again, unexpectedly. An affair begins, but Ralph is under pressure from his family to marry. Since Alex is still sexually attracted to girls, hes unable to make a commitment to Ralph, who goes ahead with his marriage. This moving story about young men who want different things out of life is sensitively expressed in all its nuances in Alternative Desires.
 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
7
Section 3
18
Section 4
29
Section 5
40
Section 6
55
Section 7
73
Section 8
89
Section 11
134
Section 12
149
Section 13
171
Section 14
189
Section 15
212
Section 16
233
Section 17
252
Section 18
254

Section 9
104
Section 10
121
Section 19
255
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About the Author: A M Clarke is from Leeds, England, and is currently writing her next book, which covers one year of Alexs life at age 28, after he has married Frances.

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