Dirk MacDonald, a sixteen-year-old boy living in Los Angeles, comes to terms with being gay after he receives surreal storytelling visitations from his dead father and great-grandmother.
|Author||Francesca Lia Block and David Diaz|
|Publisher||New York : Harper Collins Publishers, c1995|
|Subjects:||Teenage boys Fiction|
|Gay teenagers Fiction|
|Classification||Young Adult Fiction|
Dirk’s life was almost perfect. He lived with this grandmother, Fifi, in a beautiful gingerbread cottage in Hollywood. He had the beach, and his surfboard, and Fifi’s red-and-white 1955 Pontiac convertible.
But Dirk wasn’t happy. Inside, he was harboring a deep, dark secret. And he was afraid that if he admitted it to anyone — even Fifi — he would never be accepted again.
Then one night, Dirk’s magic lamp came to life. Suddenly, all the stories from Dirk’s past came flowing out of it. On that night, his life changed forever. At last, Dirk learned who he really was, and that any love that is love is right.