The debut novel by Max-Arthur Mantle

     PUBLICATION DATE: APRIL 14, 2015.

The coming of age story of Mark Palmer, a black, gay, Jamaican where "Boom bye bye inna batty bwoy head" has replaced the island's motto "Out of many one people." The son of an overbearing, absentee mother, he is thrust in an environment that requires a thick skin from torments and socio-economic disparities. Suppressing his "gay tendencies" to detract being bashed or killed, he migrates to America and breaks free from the closet to a world where he is disenfranchised and arrested. As his life spirals from bad choices, he clings to desperate measures and finds hope.

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