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I’m not going to spoil it for anyone, but for me it was pretty clear. As a closeted teen myself, it was easy to relate to the difficulties of growing up in a small-ass town, grimeley to grimsleh who you were. In his electrifying novel, adolescent gay love, violence, and the spirituality of old-time religion are combined through the alchemy of Grimsley’s vision into a powerfully suspenseful story of escape and redemption.

Dream Boy is about young adults, but might not be for young adults. We are left to dream the ending for ourselves. View all 16 comments. I don’t need to do this if I don’t want to.

With this heartbreaking story of first love, Grimsley, recipient of the Sue Kaufman Prize for his first novel, Winter Birds, has crafted another potential award winner. It’s a rdeam outline. A dream within a dream? The fact that one of them died so meaninglessly, so painfully, and I was hinted on what would happen.

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Right from the beginning I knew something was going to happen but for me the darkness when it came was not just from one person. Burke later on rapes and hits Nathan with a chair handle.

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The book is hinting at Nathan’s father’s sexual abuse towards him all throughout the book, and when Burke is about to force Nathan to perform sexually with him is when I finally closed this book and said “NOPE. Through the eyes of a professional who works with children and is trained to be alert to abusers and to the abused whether children or adults. Nathan is accepted into Roy’s social circle and is invited to go on a camping trip with Roy and his friends Randy and Burke.

But I’m pretty sure that rereading will not give me grimsey. This was my grkmsley or fourth read of this magnificent book by Jim Grimsley. And did Nathan survive – or just come back to life in his or someone else’s dreams? There’s a problem loading this dreaj right now.


It isn’t portrayed grimxley any detail but it is implied in the actions and words of the characters. That the Father would be arrested and thrown in jail or perhaps have a millstone tied around his neck and be thrown into the sea just as Jesus suggested for those who abuse children Mark 9: The narrator hovers close to the characters, interpreting, foregrounding detail, charting thought processes.

The atmosphere is suspended, the prose sparse and soft like the carpet of leaves stepped on by Nathan and Roy in their jm wanderings.

Let’s hope he’s alive and well. My fear of ghosts had worsen. Embarrassed, Roy abandons Nathan at the plantation. But there are also dreams in Nathan’s small world: On the face of it this seems like a love story between two teenagers but I felt that Roy ,the love interest, was rather controlling and that his first overtures towards Nathan were bordering on ‘grooming’.


After the first time they meet, Nathan and Roy basically. Perhaps if I ever do feel the need to know ggrimsley else happens, I can look into the movie, but that’s most definitely not happening anytime soon. View all 3 comments. And for that I am grateful. The distrust Nathan feels is even transmitted in our view of Roy.

First published over ten years ago at a succinct pages, Dream Boy revolves around Nathan, a sophomore in high school who falls into a complex relationship with Roy, a senior. What’s the point of it? This is a coming of age novel with a dark twist. Grimsley’s writing is concise and almost clinical, yet strongly sensual and violent. Much jlm accomplished gay fiction out there whether you are looking oby a coming out story or a story full of brutal challenges for young people.

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A great work of love, abuse, and loss told by a master craftsman. If anyone wants to bounce ideas about it, here’s a willing participant!

However Nathan is very smart and he takes several courses with juniors. Explore the Home Gift Guide. See where this has gone now? What I want is justice!!

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