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  - blakefraina - LibraryThing

Christopher Kelly’s A Push and a Shove is my favorite kind of novel. One with a multi-faceted and difficult gay protagonist, a complex plot and a universal theme. In other words, this is not a “gay ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

This book was excellent. Ben's angst, lust, and craziness over his relationship with Terrence made for one damn good story. I was totally enthralled with this book and hated to put it down to do other ... 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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