The Child (Large Print 16pt)

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Jul 1, 2010 - 268 pages
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The Child is the eleventh and perhaps most controversial book by acclaimed lesbian writer Sarah Schulman, available for the first time in paperback. This novel explores the parameters of queer teen sexuality against a backdrop of hysteria and sanctioned homophobia. Stew is a fifteen-year-old boy who goes online looking for an older man to have sex with. But when his older boyfriend is arrested in an Internet pedophilia sting, his life is exposed to his family and town. Devastated by these revelations and left to fend for himself, he ends up committing murder. Brazen and daring in its themes, The Child is a powerful indictment of sex panic in America, and a plaintive meditation on isolation and desire.
 

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User Review  - Ginnie Grant - Goodreads

This is probably, hands down, one of the worst books I have ever read. I feel like she was writing things just for shock value that held no bearing to the story whatsoever. If it would have stuck to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Goodreads

This is probably, hands down, one of the worst books I have ever read. I feel like she was writing things just for shock value that held no bearing to the story whatsoever. If it would have stuck to ... Read full review

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Sarah Schulman, Distinguished Professor of English at CUNY, Staten Island, is the author of nine novels, five books of nonfiction, plays, and films.

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