Dishes

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Penguin, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 67 pages
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Ogunquit, Maine. That’s not where you’d expect to find a guy like Danny. He’s not a tourist. He’s not a local. And he’s definitely not gay. As far as he can tell, only he and the bartender at Dishes, where he works as a dishwasher, are straight. But that’s not what bothers Danny. What bothers him is that he’s got straight-guy problems in a very gay town. While he’s hitting on a cute waitress, the cute waiters are hitting on him. And could the cute waitress have a thing for his thirty-six-year-old dad? It’s one crazy summer in a crazy Maine town.
 

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DISHES

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Ogunquit, Maine: Gayest. Town. Ever. And Danny's destination for a summer job. Once he's there, he hopes to find lots of cute girls—not guys—while he works in his dad's restaurant, Dishes, which ... Read full review

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This book is short and sweet, an interesting read for a look into the mind of a 19 year old who is wondering about his sexuality among other life issues. Danny is a likeable character, and the story moves along nicely, but I don't think this is a story I would recommend to anyone who is homophobic. Although, I think the author handles the subject of a teenager dealing with the issue of homosexuality realistically and tastefully. 

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
31
Section 4
45
Section 5
63
Section 6
84
Section 7
95
Section 8
103
Section 9
119
Section 10
127
Section 11
135
Section 12
147
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Rich Wallace is the acclaimed author of Wrestling Sturbridge, an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults, as well the Winning Season series. He lives in Pennsylvania with his family.

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