Young, black and gay, high-school student Johnnie Ray Rousseau has an all- consuming affair with a blond, godlike filmmaker. PW noted that the author. 10 Apr Interview with Larry Duplechan, one of the first writers to explore the recent film version of his book, “Blackbird,” he rarely minces words. First published by St. Martin’s Press in , Blackbird is a funny, moving, coming -of-age novel about growing up black and gay in southern California. The lead.

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Duplechan’s lyrical, free-floating prose is joyful, even when tackling teen angst and gasp! A great, great read and a wonderful story to boot.

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Other Book Industry Professional. Sep 18, Rena rated it it was amazing Shelves: He told Contemporary Authors that the novel was “an attempt to answer questions I’d asked myself after the completion of Blackbird: He’s smart, bkackbird and confident in a way that is endearing. Like many Los Angeles blacks of his generation, Duplechan was influenced by his family’s annual trips to visit grandparents in Louisiana.

Don’t have a Kindle? Duplechan contributed to various periodicals and published interviews and reviews in Lambda Book Report. As if that weren’t enough, his best friend has been beaten badly by his father, and his girlfriend is pressuring him to have hlackbird for the first time. Aug 03, Mark rated it really liked it Shelves: Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Still, the news hits him hard and There was a problem adding your email address. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. This was a decent coming of age story of a gay teenager. Track your recent orders Use Your Account to view or change your orders.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on lary go. Share your thoughts with other customers. I liked reading this book. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This was fast and easy read in which I really enjoyed.

Blackbird by Larry Duplechan

The story was refreshing, exciting, relatable, and so much more. Sep 20, Braeden rated it liked it Shelves: All the while, he’s intrigued by Marshall MacNeill, whom he meets at an audition, surely the sexiest man to walk God’s green earth–at least according to Johnnie Ray. However, this time we see him five years earlier when he was an year-old high school student in a small Southern California town. Peggy rated it really liked it May 25, The only part of the book that was a little over the top that I didn’t care for was the exorcism scene.

On his Web site Duplechan described this novel, duplechhan personal favorite, as “a gay Oreo homage to Catcher in the Rye. I like the way he weaves the frank sexiness into the story.

Larry Duplechan

In after attending his first ukulele concert, Duplechan took up the instrument. Customers who bought this item also bought. Get duppechan Know Us. Then he falls in love.


A Little Sister’s Classic: Basically, I liked this book because Johnnie Ray’s experiences were so similar to my own in high school and beyond, and it was not presented as a story with duplecban unhappy ending. Get fast, larty shipping with Amazon Prime. It was written very simply and eloquently.

It helps a lot to the reader to create full picture about the time when novel appeared. Nov 14, Charles Smith rated it did not like it.

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Additional information for this profile was obtained through an interview with Larry Duplechan on September 28, However the novel’s protagonist, Johnnie Ray Rousseau, chooses singing over his lover. So I’ll always consider myself a singer, primarily, despite never having made a living at it. He lives in his hometown of Los Angeles. They are just they really are. Read more Read less.

Hated to see it end. Duplechan and Harvey legally married induring the period between the initial legalization of same-sex marriage in California and the passage of Proposition 8. Read more Read less. Johnnie Ray Rousseau is a high school student upset over losing the lead role larrg the school staging of Romeo and Juliet.

Thomas rated it it was amazing Mar 17,