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His Father’s Advice by Don Schecter at Untreed Reads

Reviewed by Barb Manning on 06-March-2012

Book Blurb

In high school, Sam Conner is a star quarterback and an artist. He dates a pretty cheerleader and seems to have it all. Behind the scenes of his school life, Sam lives in an unconventional family with two gay fathers, and lately he's been having some thoughts that disturb him. When Sam presents his problem to his fathers, can their advice set Sam on the right path?



A short story from our Nibs literary line.



Book Review

His Father's Advice by Don Schecter is not so much a short story as a conversation on human sexuality between a father and his son. Sam Conner, a star athlete and budding young artist has a sexual identity crisis and takes his questions to his gay father, Jerry Conner.

The short story focuses mainly on how Jerry reacts to his son's dilemma. The language Schecter uses is poignant and heart-felt, but it can also be somewhat preachy. Schecter writes His Father's Advice with much care and concern for the topic. It's clear from the outset that he has no opposition to being gay, or straight, or bisexual. Schecter presents an argument for honest sexuality without resorting to labeling.

The sex scenes in His Father's Advice are minimal. The passion of the short-short story is in defense of allowing individuals to make sexual choices guided by their hearts and bodies, not the strictures of society. Despite its brevity, His Father's Advice is nice piece of writing on a sensitive topic.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 9 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 15-June-2011
Price $0.99
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