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Alex Jeffers (born July 14)

Alex Jeffers is author of Safe as Houses, a novel, and The New People, a science-fiction novella. His many works of short fiction have appeared in magazines including North American Review, Blithe House Quarterly, Fantasy & Science Fiction, —-Brane SF, and Icarus; and in anthologies such as New Dimensions (#s 6, 8, 9, 10, 12), Universe (new series, #s 2 & 3), Men on Men (#s 3 & 7), Best Gay Erotica 1996, The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2009, and Wilde Stories 2009.

Further Readings:

Safe as Houses by Alex Jeffers
Paperback: 318 pages
Publisher: Lethe Press; Reissue edition (December 15, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590211235
ISBN-13: 978-1590211236
Amazon: Safe as Houses
Amazon Kindle: Safe as Houses

''A gay novel about family values'' (Edmund White), Safe as Houses is the story of Allen Pasztory and his family -- the family he was born to and the family he has stumbled into and embraced. His loving parents, raised in the inhumane surroundings of a state school for the deaf. His sister, bilingual like himself, pursuing ordinariness as if it were possible, and her son Kit, disowned by his father. Allen's husband in all but name, brave, solid, scared, Jeremy; Jeremy's ex-wife Ruth, involved despite her best intentions; and their son, Toby, precocious and ferociously loyal. Ill and likely to die before his time, Allen tells himself the stories he needs to survive, stories that may explain his life to the boys he's raised, for ''your life is never only your own story, and what you don't know for sure you must invent, using all the clues you can gather.''

More Spotlights at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Lists/Gay Novels

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