Synchro Boy

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Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.83
Publisher
Arsenal Pulp Press
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
5.4 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781551527444

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About the Author

Shannon McFerran studied writing at the University of Victoria, and earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She has published short stories in numerous literary magazines and a YA anthology. Synchro Boy is her first novel.

Reviews

"Bart's eventual acceptance that he is bisexual gives him the confidence to lean into synchro while easing off on the need to validate his own masculinity through sporting achievements. A nuanced, compassionate exploration of male sexuality and identity." --Kirkus Reviews

"I love Synchro Boy! I think it is very true to the sport of synchronized swimming. Thank you so much for writing this!" --Bill May, synchronized swimming champion

"Synchro Boy is a funny, bittersweet story of a teenaged boy's self-awareness and acceptance, set within that ultimate crucible of teenage lust: the swimming pool. By joining synchro, Bart pushes against the narrow cage of masculinity, only to discover just how hard the bars will push back. Armed with perseverance, hope, and some edifying relationships, he finds the courage to follow his synchro dreams. Readers will come to know and appreciate the challenge and camaraderie of synchronized swimming." --Douglas Davey, author of Switch
br>"Synchro Boy is the kind of book the world needs more of: a book that challenges readers to think more deeply about gender and gender expression. Bart's story--of a boy who has never fit easily into a gender stereotyped box, who has endured years of gender policing, who is bravely determined to find his own path in both sports and relationships--is an important and powerful one. Readers will cheer Bart on as he swims his way towards 'living a different kind of maleness.'" --Robin Stevenson, author of Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community