- By Jeffrey Hickey

Morehead

  • Title: Morehead
  • Author: Jeffrey Hickey
  • ISBN: 9781470152611
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Paperback
  • Morehead Morehead is an explicitly adult novel about Dave Morehead a young man living in San Francisco during the height of the sexual revolution in the late s to mid s It was a time of sexual ev

    Morehead is an explicitly adult novel, about Dave Morehead, a young man living in San Francisco during the height of the sexual revolution, in the late 1970 s to mid 1980 s It was a time of sexual, evolutionary, and political change, with both glorious and nearly catastrophic consequences San Francisco was teeming with diversity, and an evolving political base that forevMorehead is an explicitly adult novel, about Dave Morehead, a young man living in San Francisco during the height of the sexual revolution, in the late 1970 s to mid 1980 s It was a time of sexual, evolutionary, and political change, with both glorious and nearly catastrophic consequences San Francisco was teeming with diversity, and an evolving political base that forever changed the landscape of what had always been a progressive city Harvey Milk, Halloween in the Castro, college classes where heterosexuals are in the minority, the first Gay Games, and spiritual cults comprise just part of the terrain Dave must traverse in order to get from where he was, to what he will become Along the way, he is challenged, assaulted, and forced to defend himself, while relying on an expanding and surprising variety of friends At the same time, a mysterious gay cancer is beginning to afflict some of his new friends and the community at large Dave has to grow up, and he has to make choices Will he be there for his friends, or will he let them go Morehead is a coming of age story in the first person It is told from the perspective of journals, classroom assignments, and transcribed audio recordings Morehead comically, bluntly, graphically, and poignantly tells the tale of a straight young man living in a gay old city Morehead the second novel by Jeffrey Hickey

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    1. Walking a tightrope: A Journal about Growing Up under duressIt doesn't take long after opening the pages of this brief book to catch the gist of author Jeffrey Hickey's purpose in writing it. At least from one vantage it seems that in addition to wanting to write a fascinating coming of age story Hickey also had the desire to help blur the lines of view in looking at gay versus straight society. And the odd thing about his book is that he takes a very firm stand with his main character Dave More [...]

    2. Let me caution you that this is a very explicit book. But once I accepted the language and visual images rolling around in my head, the story is quite good. Dave Morehead is trying to find his own identity during a time of great change in San Francisco. At first struggling to accept the lifestyle choices of those around him, he eventually gains great respect and friendship from those he formerly judged. Dave is not an easy character to like in the beginning. He is crude, brash and self absorbed. [...]

    3. Well, I read this with one of my book clubs. Bless her heart, a friend of mine is friends with the author and his adorable wife.Have to be honest, there is a LOT in this book that will totally make you blush (guys and girls). It's like, um, explicit.That being said, this is a journey, Jeffrey Hickey's journey, as he changes, even kind of grows up. He takes us with us on the very visceral changes he went through as a straight male in his twenties in SF before AIDS was wide spread, or even known. [...]

    4. I have to admit that I was a little hesitant to read this book. It was written by an old high school friend and I thought, 'What am I going to say if I don't like it?'. Luckily and thankfully, I can say that I enjoyed the book. To be perfectly honest, there were parts that I didn't really understand (butter flavoring?), parts that I thought could have been tightened up a bit and even parts that I did NOT particularly like, but, OVER ALL, I enjoyed the story. I admit that I did wonder often how m [...]

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