A Push and a Shove

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Alyson Books, Sep 1, 2007 - Fiction - 312 pages
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Tortured by memories of being bullied at school, Ben Reilly sets out to put his demons to rest. Terrence O'Connell, the beautiful boy who tormented him, is now a successful writer in Manhattan, but he is also a man seeking out his own identity. As Ben and Terrence form an unlikely friendship, hidden motives and long-kept secrets bubble to the surface. A Push and a Shove is a chilling depiction of the once-victim who unwittingly becomes the bully.

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User Review  - Kassilem - LibraryThing

Ben's past is tragically classic, bullied for being gay. But Ben is in love with his bully. There's something to it, I know, but I can't remember its name. Sometime's while reading this book, I ... Read full review

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could not put the book down until i got towards the end. such a strong beginning and middle and the end somewhat disappointed me. i found myself pushing to get through it but not a bad book in the end. Read full review


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Christopher Kelly is the chief film critic for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly, where he writes the "Hollywood, TX" column. His reviews, essays, profiles, and features have appeared in Slate, The Chicago Tribune, Esqui

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