Friday, March 27, 2009
"I wondered if people would be happier if they just were who they really were, if they didn't try and find themselves in other people."
Dade Hamilton is in love. Unfortunately, the boy he loves, Pablo, has a girlfriend and a large group of friends who are homophobic. The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd follows Dade in his last summer before college as he realizes Pablo is not going to acknowledge their relationship. When Dade meets Alex, though, he finds someone with whom he can truly connect. Many GLBT individuals who have suffered bigotry may relate to Pablo's confusion and frustration which continue throughout the book. Nick Burd's first novel will be released May 14, 2009.