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Playing by the Book
by S. Chris Shirley
- ISBN: 9781626010710 (1626010714)
- Format: paperback, 302 pages
- Places: New York City, New York
- Author: S. Chris Shirley
- Genres: lgbt, romance, fiction, contemporary, gay, queer, religion, teen
- Awards: Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) (2015)
- Publisher: Magnus Books
- First published: February 16, 2014
- Release date: June 11, 2014
- Language: english
About The Book
The 2015 IPPY Award-winning novel about a boy preacher, struggling to reconcile his faith and sexuality. When seventeen-year old high school newspaper editor Jake Powell, fresh from Alabama, lands in New York City to attend Columbia University’s prestigious summer journalism program, it’s a dream come true. But his father, a fundamentalist Christian preacher, smells trouble. And his father is rarely wrong.
Jake navigates new and unfamiliar ways “up North.” Starting with his feelings for a handsome Jewish classmate named Sam. What Jake could keep hidden back home is now pushed to the surface in the Big Apple.
Standing by his side are a gorgeous brunette with a Park Avenue attitude and the designer bags to match, a high school friend who has watched Jake grow up and isn’t sure she’s ready to let him go, and an outrageously flamboyant aunt who’s determined to help Jake find the courage to accept love and avoid the pain that she has experienced.
Provocative and moving, Playing by The Book is a feel-good novel about the pain and joy we encounter in the search for our own truth.
“In Playing by the Book, S. Chris Shirley tells a story I loved curling up with, featuring one of the most endearing teen protagonists I’ve read in years.”
— Alex Sanchez, author of The God Box and Boyfriends with Girlfriends
“There’s so much to admire in Chris Shirley’s debut novel, but the most remarkable thing may be its voice. Jake is both earnest and skeptical, curious and guarded, and he tells his story with an endearing humility that-somehow-avoids the sarcasm that has become the norm. Playing by the Book reminds us of how rewarding it can be to climb into someone else’s head.”
— Patrick Ryan, author of Send Me and Saints of Augustine
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