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Terry, or Blaze Wilde as he is better known, has just attempted to kill himself after his career as a gay porn star was coming to an end. Emotionally lost and physically damaged, he returns to his mother and siblings to a family trapped by poverty, alcohol and the past. In a dirty flat in a poor neighbourhood, his mother is drinknig herself into a stupour, his brother is hiding from the police, and his much loved twin sister is trying to earn enough money to keep them all going. Terry is faced with difficult memories and troubling revelations about who he actually is.
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This is a powerful piece of writing, dealing with family secrets and the horrors of alcoholism. There's a good deal of gritty realism and the plot does have a good few twists and turns along the way.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Poverty, surviving    -   Yes Kind of living:    -   making "Ends Meat" by prostitution Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Mother (or standin) Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Drinking/Drugs problems?    -   alcohol Brain/Body disability?    -   mental illness Love problems?    -   gay guy urges

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   prostitute Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)

Writing Style

Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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