This review reminded me of just how much I have always wanted to read this book. Grimsley demonstrates that two working-class boys loving each other, in the rural South, is an act as profound as it is simple. All the same, they take to Ford right away.
Nathan is smart, shy and slight. Boulevard, published in by Algonquin, was again a Lambda finalist in the literature category and won Jim his second Georgia Author of the Year designation. Was it the aunt who looked after her?
There was a problem adding your email address. I think that if her heart had been in the right place, it would have been lifted up. Oct 27, Bert Tomlin rated it really liked it Love this first person recount of a hopelessly poor girl in a severely dysfunctional family.
A neighbor and friend? He is pulled gravitationally toward Nathan.
And it seems her heart had not been lifted up by anything of mine she had read. Click "read more" below for a short biography of Jim Grimsley. And though he writes about those on the margins, he is an inventive, masterful writer deserving of a universal audience. Very sad and moving.
Universe and Other Plays,was published by Algonquin Books inand was a Lambda finalist for drama. He was taunted daily until he dropped out. My grandfather was born dirt poor in Northern Alabama during the Depression-- many of the vignettes of this story remind me of stories of his life.
Nothing I have heard can touch the beauty and eloquence of Dream Boy. He does so happily and well at a hospital in Atlanta where he meets Danny Crell, one of the hospital administrators. Something pushed her into having a different life than the one that Grimsley captures. I also remember thinking that soon it would be my turn, and sure enough it was.
I would recommend this to all.My Drowning is a wonderful novel in the Southern Gothic tradition. Dark, or darker, even, than Bastard out of Carolina, the novel is also more lyrical and evocative. Grimsley is wonderful in this genre and also in fantasy/5.
Jim's second novel, Dream Boy, won the American Library Association GLBT Award for Literature (the Stonewall Prize) and was a Lambda finalist. His third novel, My Drowning, was released in January by Algonquin Books and for it he was named Georgia Author of the killarney10mile.comtion: Professor of Practice.
My drowning: a novel. [Jim Grimsley] -- An old woman's reminiscences of a childhood spent in the tobacco and cotton fields of rural North Carolina. The father was illiterate, the mother drunk and life was lived in constant squalor. Jim's second novel, Dream Boy, won the American Library Association GLBT Award for Literature (the Stonewall Prize) and was a Lambda finalist.
His third novel, My Drowning, was released in January by Algonquin Books and for it he was named Georgia Author of the Year. A rather pale and bloodless coming-out story by Grimsley (My Drowning,etc.) in which a nice southern boy falls for a boy from the wrong side of the tracks.
The McKinneys are the sort of family Europeans usually have in mind when they think of Americans from the Old South. His novel Forgiveness (ISBN ) was published in Four of Grimsley's plays are collected in Mr.
Universe and Other Plays. He was awarded the Jim Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists' Prize by the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in .Download