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    rec's stories explore slow-building, long-term relationships and the acceptance of two people for one another. "Jake's Hand" and "Jake's Side," companion novellas tell the story of two college men, who have volunteered to tutor black kids in the South for the 1969 summer, grow more and more attracted to one another.
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  1. Palouse

    By rec, in Fiction. 03/18/2013 (Updated: 04/29/2013)

    Genres: Romance
    Sub-genres: General Romance
    • young adult
    • north america
    • first time
    • coming of age
    • 20th century
    • love

    Palouse is a coming-to-maturity story of a half-Navajo boy who is a virtuoso at violin. The story traces his rise, fall, and reemergence in the context of a domineering mother. It is a story also of a developing love between the boy and a gay friend.

    • 44 Chapters
    • 110,617 Words
    • 139,138 Views
    • 203 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  2. Palouse Writing Project

    By rec, in Non-Fiction. 01/15/2011 (Updated: 01/15/2011)

    Genres: Non-Fiction
    Sub-genres: Reference
    • music

    The Palouse Writing Project is intended to look at the nuts and bolts of writing a novel, Palouse, about the coming of age of and the coming of maturity to a young prodigy musician and the love that grows between him and a young musician.

    • 11 Chapters
    • 8,139 Words
    • 8,511 Views
    • 2 Comments
    • Everyone
    • Long-Term Hold
  3. Jake's Side 2. Jake's Hand

    By rec, in Fiction. 01/15/2011 (Updated: 01/15/2011)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Romance
    • young adult
    • 20th century

    Jake’s Side is a continuation of Jake's Hand, which looks at the same story from Jake’s point of view.

    • 12 Chapters
    • 69,382 Words
    • 19,276 Views
    • 14 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  4. Jake's Hand 1. Jake's Hand

    By rec, in Fiction. 01/15/2011 (Updated: 01/15/2011)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Romance
    • young adult
    • 20th century

    Two college men who have volunteered to tutor black kids for the 1969 summer in the South grow more and more attracted to one another. But the summer ends before they realize the full extent of their love for one another, and they go separate ways—one to get married and have children, the other to join the military and go to Vietnam.

    • 20 Chapters
    • 80,964 Words
    • 55,541 Views
    • 13 Comments
    • Mature
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