Folks, this is a SERIOUS problem novel, in every sense of the word. Not only is our main man Andy Logan gay, but he has an alcoholic father, an ineffective mother and hopeless crush on his sarcastic professor. In a series of flashbacks, college freshman Andy tells the reader how he dealt with the raging homophobia in his hometown (including the requisite gay-bashing, narrow-minded preacher) by confronting Daddy Dearest and having a fling with a cute football player. A bit on the angst-y side, but highly readable.
2 thoughts on “My Father’s Scar by Michael Cart”
I LOVED THIS BOOK. It was fanbloodytastic. Does anyone know if Michael Cart has written any other LGBT?
No, this is his only fiction work, but he’s edited lots of short story anthologies, some with GLBT content. His latest volume of YA Lit. crit. is entitled The Heart Has it’s Reasons: Young Adult Literature with Gay/Lesbian/Queer Content, 1969-2004. Cart also edits a teen literary journal called Rush Hour. This bio sketch from teenreads.com lists several of his works. Check them out!