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When Everything Feels Like the Movies
By (author): Raziel Reid
9781551525747 Paperback, Trade English Young Adult JUVENILE FICTION / LGBT Sep 30, 2014
$15.95 CAD
Forthcoming 5.5 x 8 x 0.47 in | 0.52 lb 176 pages Arsenal Pulp Press
 
Governor General's Literary Award 2014, Winner Lambda Literary Award 2015, Short-listed Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction 2015, Short-listed

An edgy and extravagant YA novel about a glamorous boy named Jude.

School is like a film set. There’s The Crew who make things happen, The Extras who fill empty spaces in rows of desks, and The Movie Stars, who everyone wants tagged in their Facebook photos. But flamboyant high school student Jude Rothesay, who lives for Louboutins and celebrity magazines, doesn’t fit into any category: he isn’t a part of The Crew because he isn’t about to do anything unless it’s court-appointed; he’s not an Extra because nothing about him is anonymous; and he’s not a Movie Star because, even though everyone knows his name, he’s not invited to the cool parties. Jude is the self-professed flamer who lights the set on fire, but before everything turns to ashes from the resulting inferno, he is determined to get Luke Morris to be his date to the Valentine’s Day dance.

Inspired by a true story, When Everything Feels like the Movies is an edgy, extravagant novel for young people and others, full of gender-bending teen glamour, dark mischief, and enough melodrama to incite the paparazzi. A boy who smells like Chanel Mademoiselle, calls Blair Waldorf his biggest childhood influence, and reads Old Hollywood star biographies like gospel doesn’t have the easiest path to travel in life, but somehow, Jude paves his road with yellow bricks and makes us all wish we could join him over the rainbow.


Raziel Reid is twenty-four, an anti-social columnist, and an anti-fur fag. He writes a blog entitled "Blitz & Shitz" for DailyXtra.ca. A graduate of the New York Film Academy in New York City, he currently lives in Vancouver. Check out his blog Blitz & Shitz on DailyXtra.ca.



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