Freak Show (Hardcover)
Dutton Juvenile, 9780525477990, 304pp.
Publication Date: May 17, 2007
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Billy Bloom is gay, but it's mostly theoretical, as he hasn't had much experience. When he has to move to Florida, he can't believe his bad luck. His new school is a mix of Bible Belles, Aberzombies, and Football Heroes, none of which are exactly his type. Billy's efforts to fit in and stand out at the same time are both hilarious and heartrending. In this novel from adult author and media personality James St. James, readers are in for a wild ride as he tells Billy's fascinating story of bravado, pain, and unexpected love, inspired by his own experiences.
About the Author
James St. James is the author of "Disco Bloodbath, " the Edgar Award nominated book that was later made into the movie Party Monster starring Macauley Culkin and Seth Green. Hailed by "Newsweek" Magazine as a celebutante, James was one of the original Club Kids and has been a fixture on the nightlife scene on both coasts for over twenty years. Despite his busy social life, James manages to find time to contribute to the "WoW Report" and make numerous appearances on "America's Next Top Model, Tyra, " and many other pop culture TV shows. James lives in Los Angeles and is working on his second novel.
Praise For Freak Show…
Readers will relish his conversational voice, naughty humor, celebrity put-downs, unabashed exuberance, and ALL CAPS expletives.
-School Library Journal, starred review
In Billy Bloom, St. James has created an archetypal hero for outsiders and freaks.
-Publishers Weekly, starred review