Getting Drunk With Jesus
EUR€1.78New Kobo Germany
All communities have rules, even if that rule is not to have any rules. Often these rules do not become apparent until they are challenged either unwittingly or by a deliberate quest for change. This is the story of Tommy Jones and his journey into adulthood. Set in a typical South Wales community, it tells of his battles with love, his understanding of desire and above all his need for acceptance and inclusion. The path of Anwen, the object of Tommy's lifelong love, is also followed and we share her own deep angst as she battles to suppress her love for Tommy, for fear of parental and peer retribution. The non-existence of the socially unacceptable is questioned with the failure to acknowledge what really happens after dark in this community whose closeness is its worst enemy. This novel does not attempt to hide, or instigate revolt, but simply asks that the truth be told. The language is unyielding, the thoughts vivid and the imagery sometimes familiar; yet viewed through Tommy's eyes raises new questions where there, by order, should be none.