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Michael Bellman is not your average little boy He speaks to plates banisters and other household objects preferring them to people He freuently confesses to sins he never committed like adultery And he's hopelessly drawn to the romantic notion of the double life Though Michael blends into the furniture like the soft patterns in the fabric he The Genius PDFEPUB or longs for and imagines a secret wild self that could break free of convention Michael spends summers in Monsalvat Michigan coming of age in a loving tangle of great aunts grea

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Utt in 'Nam and Michael watches every magical move he makes A few years and one driver's license later as family alliances change and long silent desires surface Michael begins to understand his attraction to the double life because he's living one at road side rest stops in library washrooms and public parks Coming out is the first step coming to terms is the next In The Genius of Desire Brian Bouldrey performs an amazing feat beautifully and painfully showing how a very Catholic family can punish their own without ceasing to love the

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T uncles cousins once removed but ever present and one tough looking silently scary great grandmother The Kaisers are a very wild highly eccentric bunch Great Aunt Teresa reads Michael the original Cinderella story at bedtime cutting out the gruesome details of blinded step sisters and severed feet Great Uncle Jimmy speaks to his dead wife during meals and proudly proclaims himself the Fattest Man in the World Cousin Ann torments and taunts Michael beyond recognition reckless Cousin Tommy secretly smokes cigars and can't wait to kick b


3 thoughts on “The Genius of Desire

  1. says:

    I've been rereading several of the books that are still on my shelves to answer the inner uestion Why do I still own thisMany novels of the 1990s have a specific style of the time but Bouldrey's touching family drama stands the test of time and stands outside any literary trend His narrator Michael's emerging gay identity is mostly overshadowed by the boisterous clan of his Michigan family which includes an extended array of cousins aunts

  2. says:

    Glad I finally read it While it is well written and “literary” in merit some things troubled me about it It’s probably just me but I believe this family is TOO BIG The “aunts” and “uncles” all ran together in my mind ma

  3. says:

    I uite liked this book a genuinely touching coming of age story setin Michigan It was unusual in that it does not have a tightly structured plot I think I enjoyed the descriptive language the best It's a good read in fact I think I read it in three sittings

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