Barrow's Point (Paperback)

By Robert Schirmer

Gival Press, 9781940724072, 260pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2016

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Barrow's Point is a reflection of our times. On one hand, there has been great progress with gay marriage being legalized, but sadly there are also hate crimes and people being targeted, let go from jobs, or killed because of their sexual orientation. While progress is celebrated, homophobia still lurks like a dark shadow over this country. With the swinging of the pendulum, there are extremes on both ends.

Barrow's Point place in 2005, during a very specific conservative era in this country--the America of George W. Bush, a time when anti-gay sentiments and legislation was being used as political fodder. Barrow's Point dramatizes an extreme situation that evolves out of this anti-gay environment, and (hopefully) gives it a human dimension by showing us the perspective of a mother and her gay sons as they struggle against the homophobia that has given rise, literally, to a killer of gay men.