October Mourning A Song for Matthew Shepard
List Price: $19.00
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
A masterful poetic exploration of the impact of Matthew Shepard’s murder on the world.On the night of October 6, 1998, a gay twenty-one-year-old college student named Matthew Shepard was lured from a Wyoming bar by two young men, savagely beaten, tied to a remote fence, and left to die. Gay Awareness Week was beginning at the University of Wyoming, and the keynote speaker was Lesléa Newman, discussing her bookHeather Has Two Mommies. Shaken, the author addressed the large audience that gathered, but she remained haunted by Matthew’s murder.October Mourning,a novel in verse, is her deeply felt response to the events of that tragic day. Using her poetic imagination, the author creates More...
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