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First published by St. Martin's in 1986, "Blackbird" is a funny, moving, gay coming-of-age novel about growing up black and gay in Southern California. The lead character, Johnnie Ray Rousseau, is a high school student upset at losing the lead role in the school staging of "Romeo and Juliet"; if that weren't enough, his best friend has been beaten badly by his father, and his girlfriend is pressuring him to have sex for the first time. All the while, he's intrigued by Marshall MacNeill, a fellow drama class member who's ...

Blackbird 2006, Arsenal Pulp Press

ISBN-13: 9781551522029

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Blackbird 1987, St. Martin's Press

ISBN-13: 9780312009984

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Blackbird 1986, St. Martin's Press

ISBN-13: 9780312083403

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