Jim first hears the word bisexual in the sixth grade. He embraces the label, but soon discovers how difficult his life is going to be. At age sixteen his formerly liberal parents turn born-again Christian. He falls in love with Rick, who is also bi, but has a girlfriend and isn’t ready to come out of the closet. Anyway, if Rick’s parents knew what the two of them were doing in Rick’s basement apartment, they’d never let Jim stay there. In college, Jim takes on hedonistic girlfriend, Amy, but she doesn’t seem to want to know who Jim really is. After a traumatic breakup, Jim moves to San Francisco to finally be out and open, but when he meets fellow physics student, Derek, everything gets insanely complicated. Struggling to be true to himself in a world where no-one seems to want him to be who he is, Jim spirals into mental chaos, living between two lies. Then after falling for a married couple, an unexpected twist reveals that love finds its own way, and Jim ends up with more romance than he’s sure he can handle.
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Book signing on January 30th, 2015, Eureka Springs, AR.
A bisexual novel with a bisexual main character.
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