Spotlight on Coming Out Catholic by Alex Dunkin (Published by Buon-Cattivi Press, May 27, 2017, 232 pages)
Blurb: Like all good Catholic boys I care what Jesus thinks. Jesus the man, and the faith. Following him makes me happy. There’s just one issue… I think I’m gay. Well, it’s hard to be sure going to an all-boys school. It could be simply liking what I know and really, oh so very, liking what I see all day, guys. Being gay and Catholic can’t possible work together. Can it?
Coming Out Catholic follows a year in the life of a private Catholic school student as he comes to terms with his sexuality. Armed with sarcasm and his best friend Mark, he prepares to take on the school thug and the awkward social encounters plaguing his late teenage years.
Confronting himself and his family are just the beginning of his trials. He discovers he must find solace with his sexual desires without surrendering any of his faith. He loves both too much but when the time comes he will have to know which one he has to give up or prepare to succumb to a life of denial.
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Alex is an author, researcher and reviewer. He is a PhD candidate in language and linguistics at the University of South Australia focusing on Italian literature and initiating the movement of cannibale literature into a new cultural space. He has previously worked as a journalist for LGBT publications including blaze magazine and Gay News Network and writes in a volunteer capacity as an arts critic for Glam Adelaide. His creative publication history includes the short stories Inside Out and A Threepence Remaining published with Gay E-Books and poems selected for publication in the Piping Shrike anthology series. He has been awarded the Youth Prize in the Mardi Gras Literature Competition and received High Commendations in numerous other competitions. In 2012, Alex was selected to represent SH&FPA (Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia) at the IPPF‘s (International Planned Parenthood Federation’s) Emerging Leaders Initiative in Oslo, Norway. Alex’s first novel, Coming Out Catholic, was published with Prizm Books in 2015. His second novel, Homebody, was released in October 2016 through Buon-Cattivi Press.
Author website: http://www.alexdunkin.com