When You Call My Name

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$17.99  $16.73
Henry Holt & Company
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5.3 X 8.3 X 1.4 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Tucker Shaw is a writer and editor who first found his family in New York City's East Village in 1991 when he was twenty-three. Over the decades he's worked in magazines, newspapers, and advertising, When You Call My Name is his first novel with Henry Holt Books for Young Readers.

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"Poignant and uplifting . . . The novel explores the tenacity and strength of queer friendship during the toughest of times, while paying homage to a city that faced significant loss." --GAY TIMES

"This book is historical fiction. . .but the frank, personable writing style circumvents many of the challenges the genre often has in generating teen appeal. . . an invaluable addition to a genre that has largely excluded this piece of history." --School Library Journal, starred review

"In 1990 Manhattan the paths of two young men intertwine. . .but the story is not just about their connection; it's about the history of New York and the people who fought and coped, loved and lost, died and survived during the years when an HIV diagnosis was a death sentence. The novel is a love letter to this time and place and to the people of Manhattan. It masterfully pulls at the heartstrings. . .a touching and beautiful story." --Kirkus Reviews

"Copious period-specific pop culture references pepper the novel, whose assured pacing and intimate tone balances elements of promise, possibility, and reality. In Adam and Ben, Shaw effectively captures the era's feeling of pain, uncertainty, and liberation for the gay community." --Publishers Weekly