Flamboyant: A Novel
When Chana Landau begins her job as a teacher at Harvey Milk High School, she leaves the protection of her traditional Orthodox Jewish enclave in Brooklyn for a school that embodies everything she has been forbidden to experience. In a hostile classroom filled with sexually "different" teens, street kids, and drug addicts, Chana's one support is Flamboyant, a fifteen-year-old prostitute and an accomplished writer. Flamboyant is an unforgettable novel of cultural difference, friendship, and faith.
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FLAMBOYANTUser Review - Kirkus
Playwright/novelist Swados (The Myth Man, 1994, etc.) sends an Orthodox Jewish woman to teach English in a school for gay teenagers. Chana Landau appears ill-equipped to deal with the teen prostitutes ... Read full review
Flamboy√°ntUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Noted playwright Swados's first novel, The Myth Man (LJ 10/1/94), examined the claustrophobic existence of a closed society spinning out of control. In Flamboyant, the author takes her protagonist ... Read full review
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