Review of "Two Paths to Now"
A book by Dann Hazel.
Reviewed by Duane Simolke
Can honesty save lives? That question seems to linger between the lines of Dann Hazel's novel Two Paths to Now. The dialogue and interior monologues of the teenage main character (Rusty) are completely believable. So is the situation, which involves two generations of deceit and closets.
I've met or received e-mail from many people who are in situations similar to the ones Rusty and his parents must endure. Most people say to keep homosexuality locked away and silent, no matter how much lying and pain that requires. But can honesty save lives? Well, read the novel.
In addition to believability, Hazel also creates beautiful prose. Often, the paragraphs become extremely short, with terse but elegant phrasing that captures the tensions and fears that haunt Rusty and the other characters. Though I usually hear Hazel
referred to for his nonfiction work, I think his fiction deserves much more attention.
Return to GLBT Artists
The only GLBT Music ranking Chart Online Since 1996! Support GLBT Music vote for your favorite GLBT Artists.
StoneWall Society Network Member!
Receive our FREE monthly newsletter
StoneWall Society free web-based email, 6megs of space.
|Pledge||Job Fair||GLBT Web Reviewers|
|Detailed Site Guide||SWS Community Awards Program||Web/Internet Tools|
|Friends of StoneWall Society||GLBT Petitions|
|Why||Research and Student Assistance Program|
|Favorite Sites||GLBT Web Site Reviews||
History and Reference
SWS GLBTI Artists Promotion
|StoneWall Webring||GLBT Artists Free Promo Service||GLBT Symbols|
|Member Webrings||GLBT Artists ***||GLBT Famous Persons|
|Link to Us||SWS Art World||Archives *** and NEW|
|Contact Us||Pride In The Arts Awards||
|Press Releases||Our Awards|
|NewsRoom||Member Site of the Month Older site program||
Media & Entertainment
|Travel||Previous Member Sites of the month. Older site program||SWS Internet Radio|
|Jacy's Page||Members' This & That Older site program||GLBT Radio ***|
|StoneWall Society Zine||About the founder, Len Rogers||Activities|
*** = Updated N = NEW
Site opened 10/31/99
StoneWall Society 10/99 - 2012