A Secret Edge – R Reardon

(Not discussed by the group but written in a personal capacity.)ASE

There are lots of coming out stories but this one is different in that a Hindu is involved and the author knows her stiff – that ancient Hinduism accepted a ‘third sex’ but that Western attitudes have infiltrated.

Like most of these American coming out novels, there’s lots about friends coming round to help with homework and with ‘jocks’ on sports teams.

The title is a reference to the idea that fathers somehow suspect their sons are gay but don’t quite know how to deal with it, as if their son has some sort of ‘secret edge’ on them.

I suspect that nobody quite knows how many young men take knives to school for protection.

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