Half-Life: A Novel - Aaron Krach (2004)
ISBN 1555838545
Genre Gay Male Fiction
Subject Depression, Mental - Fiction; Fathers - Death - Fiction; Gay youth - Fiction; Teenage boys - Fiction
Publisher Alyson Books
Publication Date 5/1/2004
Format Paperback (215 x 136 mm)
Language eng
Plot
"Funny, romantic, surprising, lusty and totally original." --EDMUND WHITE, author "A Boy's Own Story" and "My Lives"

The last year of the 20th century, and 18-year-old Adam Westman finds himself "on the verge of manhood," as his best friend Dart likes to say. He lives in the exact center of center-less Los Angeles with his depressed father, Greg, and imaginative younger sister, Sandra. When Greg suddenly dies, more than everything changes and the relatively smooth orbits of family and friends are altered when Adam needs them most. In the middle of the drama, a man in uniform appears-and he is more than interested in Adam. This man, a policeman, is warm, witty and wise. He is 6 foot-something, dirty blond, and . . . well, he's a California Boy trapped inside the body of a 38 year-old man. But how can Adam consider the possibility of a relationship when he is dealing with his father's death, his friends' (and his own) pre-pre-pre mid-life crises, his mother's ambivalence, and his little sister's need for him? Then again, how can he not?
Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Index 882
Rating 0
Read It Yes
Links Amazon US
Product Details
LoC Classification PS3611.R33H35 2004
Dewey 813/.6
Edition 1st ed.
Cover Price $14.95
No. of Pages 312