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BATTY BWOY Book Signing & Discussion 

When: Wed., Sept. 2, 6-8 p.m. 2015
Phone: 305-499-0773
Email: maxarthurmantle@yahoo.com
Price: Free
www.maxarthurmantle.net
The coming of age story of Mark Palmer, a black, gay, Jamaican where “Boom bye bye inna batty bwoy head” (Gunshot to gay men) has replaced the island’s motto “Out of many one people.” The son of an overbearing, absentee, neglectful mother, he is thrust in an environment that requires a thick skin from torments and socio-economic disparities. Suppressing his “gay tendencies” to detract being bashed or murdered, he migrates to America, comes out and feels marginalized. As his life spirals from bad choices, he clings to desperate measures and finds hope.

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