Clipped Wings - novel

2022 Lambda Literary Award Nominee

CLIPPED WINGS

a novel

Teenage years aren't easy,

especially when the world is out to get you!

Shane reveals a poignant coming-of-age narrative of growing up in ultra-conservative, north-central Oklahoma in the early 1970s, told entirely from Shane’s teenage perspective. From triumphs to disappointments, his story unravels a tapestry of secrets and lies, exposing deeply hidden skeletons in closets that should never see the light of day. A fictional novel, inspired by actual events.

 

Small town secrets lead to a roller-coaster read.

Clipped Wings is the first novel of the Shane Davison Chronicles series in which Shane shares his life experiences. From childhood through adulthood, he shows the similarities and challenges he faces as an out, gay man in a predominately straight world. No matter, if you are gay, bi, straight, or anything in between, you will certainly relate to his experiences. Maybe not the identical experiences, but those that are similar. As Shane demonstrates, all of us live on the same earth and share many related challenges, triumphs, and obstacles as we forge through the journey we call life.

 

Beta Readers Comments:
 

"Powerful"

"Makes me cry"

"Can feel the anxiety"
"Brings back memories - some good, some not"

Rated: ADULT - profanity, smoking, drug & alcohol use, dysfunctional family situations, implied sexual relations, homosexuality, homophobia, and graphic violence

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Book One