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Surprising Myself

A Novel

by Christopher Bram


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Seventeen-year-old Joel can't be gay if he's straight After four years of living with relatives in Switzerland, seventeen-year-old Joel Scherzenlieb finds himself in the United States for the summer, working at a Boy Scout camp. There, he meets nineteen-year-old Corey Cobbett, a fellow counselor who'sand the only person Joel wants to be friends with. Soon, Joel's sarcastic, distant CIA father shows up and whisks him away to live with his mother, grandmother, and older sister on a farm in Virginia—he's not going back to Switzerland after all. As his father pleads poverty and his dreams of going to college vanish, Joel faces his longest year yet. But everything changes when Corey returns to his life, bringing with him the discovery and excitement of reciprocal love.

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Christopher Bram (Author)

Christopher Bram is the author of nine novels, including Father of Frankenstein, which was made into the Academy Awardwinning movie Gods and Monsters, starring Ian McKellen. Bram grew up outside of Norfolk,Virginia, where he was a paperboy and an ...

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