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The Child

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By (author) Sarah Schulman

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  • Publisher: ARSENAL PULP PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 15mm | 287g
  • Publication date: 28 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Vancouver
  • ISBN 10: 1551522438
  • ISBN 13: 9781551522432
  • Sales rank: 1,185,228

Product description

Shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award and the Ferro-Grumley Women's Fiction Award "The Child" is the eleventh and perhaps most controversial book by acclaimed lesbian writer Sarah Schulman, available for the first time in paperback. This novel explores the parameters of queer teen sexuality against a backdrop of hysteria and sanctioned homophobia. Stew is a fifteen-year-old boy who goes online looking for an older man to have sex with. But when his older boyfriend is arrested in an Internet pedophilia sting, his life is exposed to his family and town. Devastated by these revelations and left to fend for himself, he ends up committing murder. Brazen and daring in its themes, "The Child" is a powerful indictment of sex panic in America, and a plaintive meditation on isolation and desire.

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Sarah Schulman is the author of eleven previous books, including eight novels, the latest being The Child (2006). As a journalist, her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, and Interview. She has won a Guggenheim Fellowship and two American Library Association Gay & Lesbian Book Awards. She lives in New York.