Shuck - A novel by Daniel Allen Cox

What's worse than being an unpublished teenage writer living in New York City?

Being Jaeven Marshall, an unpublished teenage writer, who's hustling, selling his body to survive until he gets his big break and someone discovers his writing talent, all the while being addicted to Crystal Meth, living with his off and on sugar daddy, in New York City.

Shuck - A novel by Daniel Allen Cox

Shuck - as in Shucking off ones clothes. The story opens with this young man at the top of his health and looks.  A rising young porn star, wanna be writer.

Written in a light conversational, easy to read style. 

I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone under sixteen. Due to some graphic scenes and language.
No I'm not a prude! but... a few things did shock me. I know things like this do happen and you don't even have to be in New York City.

Some very depressing scenes throughout the book, showing the insides of the hard core porno industry.  The humility and the indignities involved.

At first! You'd expect, success to follow this good looking determine boy with this narcissistic personality. 

But... When Crystal Meth was mentioned, I new the ending wasn't going to be as nice as imagined it could be.   

If you want to know what's worse than being a teenage writer in New York.  This book is for you.

I give this book five stars. *****  
With a warning. Restricted!

Dog Brindle

Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant (January 21, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1458776182
  • ISBN-13: 978-1458776181
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 9.8 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

  About the Author

Daniel Allen Cox is the author of the novel Shuck, published by Arsenal Pulp Press and shortlisted in 2009 for a Lambda Literary Award and a ReLit Award. Daniel has spoken and performed widely at literary festivals and universities, and on CBC Radio One. In the 2009 Montreal Mirror readers poll, Daniel was voted one of the top 10 best local authors. He writes a monthly column for Capital Xtra and lives in Montreal. His second novel, Krakow Melt, is forthcoming from Arsenal Pulp Press in 2010.

Like most of the books I read, this one came from the Surrey Public Library. On the shelf Books We Liked

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