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The Resource Sugarless, James Magruder

Sugarless, James Magruder

Label
Sugarless
Title
Sugarless
Statement of responsibility
James Magruder
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rick Lahrem is a high school sophomore in a Chicago suburb in 1976. His mother's second husband is a licensed psychologist who eats like an ape, his stepsister is a stoner slut, and his father is engaged to a Southern belle. After he brings two girls in speech class to tears by reading a story aloud, Rick is coaxed onto the interscholastic team to perform an eight-minute dramatic interpretation of The Boys in the Band, the controversial sixties play about homosexuality. Unexpectedly successful at this oddball event, Rick begins winning tournaments and making friends with his teammates. Rick also discovers the joys of sex (with a speech coach from a rival school) just as his mother makes an unnerving commitment to Christ. The newly confident Rick assumes this too shall pass until the combined forces of family, sex, and faith threaten to undo him at the state meet in Peoria.--B.I.P
Summary
Rick Lahrem, a high school sophomore in a 1970s Chicago suburb, copes with his loneliness and his new stepfamily by joining his school's speech team and embarking on a sexual affair with a speech coach from a rival high school
Storyline
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
331681
Cataloging source
WU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Magruder, James
Dewey number
813/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.A3473
LC item number
S84 2009
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Coming out (Sexual orientation)
  • Contests
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
Sugarless, James Magruder
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn313017690
Extent
268 p. ;
Isbn
9780299233808
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009008142
Other physical details
23 cm.
System control number
(OCoLC)313017690
Label
Sugarless, James Magruder
Publication
Control code
ocn313017690
Extent
268 p. ;
Isbn
9780299233808
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009008142
Other physical details
23 cm.
System control number
(OCoLC)313017690

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