Red Clay Suzie: a novel based on true events

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The coming-of-age story of Philbet, a gay, physically-misshapen boy in rural Georgia, who battles bullying, ignorance, and disdain as he makes his way in life as an outsider—before finding acceptance in unlikely places.

Red Clay Suzie is the coming-of-age story of a boy living in the Deep South, who struggles against suffocating expectations, heartless indifference, and wounding rejection.  Ultimately, he finds inner strength from life lessons learned in Grandaddy’s garden and through his passion for Knox—the boy to whom he has given his heart—if only he can summon the courage to tell him.