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Black and Ugly: A Tale of Men and Wheelbarrows
 
Black and Ugly: A Tale of Men and Wheelbarrows Cover
Language: English
Published: 11th December, 2015
Publisher: Beaten Track
ISBN: ISBN: 978 1 78645 007 4
Category: Fiction
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Information: 'Get your black ugly ass up outta that bed!' That's how his mother had woken him every morning. 'Get your black ugly ass up outta that bed!' Later, the adjectives multiplied. Tar baby. Faggot. Queer. Tar baby faggot queer. And still later, when he'd... [Detailed Info]
 
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About the Author:
Bronx-born wordsmith and award-winning author, Larry Benjamin considers himself less a writer than an artist whose chosen medium is the written word rather than clay or paint or bronze. His passion is words. His novel gay romance, Unbroken, is both a 2014 Lambda Literary finalist, and a 2014 IPPY (Independent Publishers Book Award) Gold medalist. Damaged Angels, a collection of short stories, first published by Bold Strokes Books in October 2012 (electronic edition), with a... Read More
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'Get your black ugly ass up outta that bed!'

That's how his mother had woken him every morning. 'Get your black ugly ass up outta that bed!'

Later, the adjectives multiplied. Tar baby. Faggot. Queer. Tar baby faggot queer. And still later, when he'd started to achieve, started to make friends with white guys, 'Oreo' and 'snow queen' were added to the vocabulary of hate.

When he was young, he'd learned that words hurt, maimed, scarred. When he got older, he'd learned that words could also comfort, heal. But he'd never forgotten the first lesson. Perhaps that was why he'd chosen a career in finance. Numbers added up; they did not tear down.

Also in this series: The Christmas Present.