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Half-Moon Scar

Allison Green

Stonewall Inn Editions

Amy, a lesbian in her thirties, has established an academic career and a relationship in a city far from her small Midwestern hometown. After years of having no contact with her old friends, Amy discovers that her high school crush, Gina, is still living in Willow Bay, which prompts her to finally go back for a visit. But whens he arrives, Amy finds childhood pal Gavin, a gay man who is living with Gina, suffering from anorexia; Gina herself is moodily detached from life and relationships. Meanwhile, Amy's youthful vice of self-mutilation has never been resolved, and the reunion forces all three to examine the shame they experienced as gay adolescents. When her complicated past with both of them starts to creep into the present, Amy is faced with making some tough decisions about her own life.

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Praise for Half-Moon Scar

"In to-the-point prose that is nonetheless emotionally charged, Green delivers a hard-hitting coming-of-age story that perfectly evokes small-town Wisconsin in the seventies."--Out

"Allison Green is a smart, savvy writer. I hope this intense, lyrically debut novel gets the readership it deserves."--Rebecca Brown, author of The Dogs

"Allison Green's prose is knife sharp, enters clean and strikes deep. Half-Moon Scar is a powerful, heartbreaking novel."--Judith Katz, author of The Escape Artist

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  • Allison Green

  • Allison Green teaches writing and women's studies at a community college in Washington State. Half-Moon Scar is her first novel.
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