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“One of the strongest literary debuts I’ve witnessed in years… Kenny Porpora is an important new voice among us.”

– Andre Dubus III

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“a brilliant debut…” — USA Today

“…Porpora is able, almost miraculously, to find love in the spaces between the pain…” — Newsday

 “…a heart-wrenching-yet-hopeful story…” — New York Daily News

“…Alarmingly engrossing….a memoir that should be moved to the top of everyone’s to-read list immediately…” — Lambda Literary Review

“Must-read…an usual coming-of-age story, written with humor.” — New York Post

…He has crafted a story that slowly, and then quickly, unfurled in my hands as though I had been waiting years for It….” — The Rumpus

“…Kenny Porpora lived an outlaw childhood…” — ThriveWire

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