Selection, Over the Rainbow Project, GLBT Round Table of the American Library Association Finalist, General Fiction, Lambda Literary Awards Winner, Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction, Publishing Triangle Winner, Duggins outstanding Mid-Career novelist Award, Lambda Literary Foundation Award-winning novelist Trebor Healey depicts San Francisco in the 1980s and 90s in poetic prose that is both ribald and poignant, and a crossing into the American West that is dreamy, mythic, and visionary. When troubled twenty-one-year-old Seamus Blake meets the strong and self-possessed Jimmy (just arrived in San Francisco by bicycle from his hometown in Buffalo, New York), he feels his life may finally be taking a turn for the better. But the ensuing romance proves short-lived as Jimmy dies of an AIDS-related illness. The grieving Seamus is obliged to keep a promise to Jimmy: Take me back the way I came. And so Seamus sets out by bicycle on a picaresque journey with the ashes, hoping to bring them back to Buffalo. He meets truck drivers, waitresses, college kids, farmers, ranchers, Marines, and other travelerseach one giving him a new perspective on his own life and on Jimmy s death. When he meets and becomes involved with a young Native American man whose mother has recently died, Seamus s grief and his story become universal and redemptive."
Trebor Healey is author of the novel "Through It Came Bright Colors," a selection of the InsightOut Book Club and the winner of both the Violet Quill Award and the Publishing Triangle s Ferro-Grumley Award for Fiction. His other books include the novel "Faun," the short-story collection "A Perfect Scar," and a volume of poetry, "Sweet Son of Pan.""
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