Just when you think Henry Rios might finally be happy, Michael Nava has to leave him wobbly.
Besides the stories, so evocative of their times [attention professors of LGBT classes substitute [book:Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes|72003] with The Hidden Law
your students will appreciate it], Nava writes so beautifully.
"It was a mystery of my sexual nature that a body which was the mirror image of mine could be so compelling and feel so unfamiliar, as if it belonged to a separate gender. When I was younger, it had seemed urgent to unravel this mystery because I believed that if it could be explained, the haters would stop hating us. Now I believed they had no more right to an explanation about me then I did about them and, in any case, they would find other reasons to hate. Now I was simply grateful for his body beside me, known and unknown."
As a strange little aside, my university has two hardback copies and shelves both in 'Juvenile.'
Just go read it for yourself, you won't be sorry.