qAt 23, 'how the hell did I get to this point?' Russel Wright asked himself as he sits in his car with a handful of pills, ready to commit suicide. ... While growing up in rural Georgia, Russell shares an unusual friendship with his mother. [They] bound over their private struggle with Russell's abusive father, a situation that climaxes the night that Russell's father tries to murder their entire family. ... As if things weren't bad enough with his family issues, Russell has to endure relentless bullying surrounding suspicious about his sexuality--something he has yet to determine for himself. One bright spot in Russell's life is Mercedes, she is beautiful, a diva ... and also a lesbian. Russell and Mercedes' relationship strengthens over her struggle for acceptance of her lifestyle and they vow to be best friends forever until they leave for college. Russell's story progresses, he fights to understand himself and the motives of the people in his life, as he experiences the lows and highs of friendships and relationshipsq--Page 4 of cover.aquot;At 23, a#39;how the hell did I get to this point?
|Title||:||Prelude to an Empire|
|Author||:||Terry J. Benton|
|Publisher||:||Createspace Independent Pub - 2012-10-01|