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September 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

St. Louis Launch Party: James Brandon – Ziggy, Stardust and Me

In this tender-hearted debut, set against the tumultuous backdrop of life in 1973, when homosexuality is still considered a mental illness, two boys defy all the odds and fall in love.

In the midst of these trying times is sixteen-year-old Jonathan Collins, a bullied, anxious, asthmatic kid, who aside from an alcoholic father and his sympathetic neighbor and friend Starla, is completely alone. To cope, Jonathan escapes to the safe haven of his imagination, where his hero David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and dead relatives, including his mother, guide him through the rough terrain of his life. In his alternate reality, Jonathan can be anything: a superhero, an astronaut, Ziggy Stardust, himself, or completely “normal” and not a boy who likes other boys. When he completes his treatments, he will be normal—at least he hopes. But before that can happen, Web stumbles into his life. Web is everything Jonathan wishes he could be: fearless, fearsome and, most importantly, not ashamed of being gay

Details

Date:
September 18, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Website:
https://www.left-bank.com/event/james-brandon

Venue

Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid
St. Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Phone:
314-367-6731
Venue Website:
http://left-bank.com

Organizer

Left Bank Books
Phone:
3143676731
Email:
info@left-bank.com
Organizer Website:
https://www.left-bank.com/traister

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