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PINS Paperback – 1 Oct 1999

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Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Myrmidude Press; First Edition Second Printing edition (1 Oct. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 096723820X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967238203
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,545,712 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A detailed, realistic story revealing how strong GLBT youth must be to survive." -- Chicago Free Press

"A detailed, realistic story revealing how strong GLBT youth
must be to survive." -- Chicago Free Press

"Delivers an action-soaked, adrenaline-pumping love story." -- EDGE, Los Angeles

A descriptive writer of the Ernest Hemingway model - terse, stripped down, and to the point. -- Lambda Book Report

A descriptive writer of the Ernest Hemingway model - terse,
stripped down, and to the point. -- Lambda Book Report

Breaks new ground by exploring the clannish, conflicted homoeroticism of wrestling culture. -- San Francisco Chronicle

What starts off as yet another "coming-of-age" tale of gay youth in suburbia takes a dramatic turn and careens into a full-fledged miracle of writing. -- The New York Blade

What starts off as yet another "coming-of-age" tale of gay youth
in suburbia takes a dramatic turn and careens into a full-fledged miracle
of writing. -- The New York Blade

From the Publisher

Grapple with the ground-breaking debut novel about gay high school wrestlers, PINS, by California sports writer Jim Provenzano.

Listed as one of Amazon.com's Bestsellers of 2000 in Sports Fiction and Gay Fiction, PINS continues to find new readers a year after its publication. It thoroughly explores how homophobia effects a team of wrestlers, and how the media reacts to hate crimes.

Now in its second printing, PINS has enjoyed rave reviews and acclaim from over a dozen publications and several prominent athletics officials.
Yet it also offers a touching portrayal of the love between two athletes, The characters here are real and loaded with depth, making the action and
uncertain ending that much more vivid and ultimately poignant.

PINS is an auspicious debut, sort of a Catcher in the Rye about disillusioned gay jocks. It firmly establishes Jim Provenzano as an important new voice in early 21st-century fiction.

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