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Book Title: The Value of X|
The author of the book: Poppy Z. Brite
Edition: Subterranean Press
Date of issue: February 6th 2008
ISBN 13: 9781931081672
Format files: PDF
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Oh My God! Je pense que ça ne m'est jamais arriver jusque là! Terminer le livre puis le relire sans même prendre une pause! Comment vous parler de ce livre! C'est une histoire d'amour, mais pas que...Amour d'adolescence, amour de son meilleur ami, amour interdit par les familles et moqué par la société, amour de cuisine, amour d'une ville, car New Orleans est ici un personnage à part. On peut pas s'empêcher de tomber amoureux de ces deux adolescents et de leur ville. Leur passion commune pour la cuisine, leur détermination à être ensemble malgré et contre tous, leur refus de ce conformer, leur intégrité, leur loyauté...C'est aérien, c'est rafraîchissant, c'est inspirant, c'est surtout émouvant. Je n'ai qu'une envie, continuer avec les péripéties amoureuses et culinaires de Rickey et Gary (aka G.Man)..Que vous soyez amoureux de cuisine, de bons plats, de romances, de New Orléans, de littérature LGBT ou de bonne littérature tout court, lisez ce livre, et attachez vos ceintures. La plume de Poppy va vous faire voyager...
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Read information about the authorPoppy Z. Brite (born Melissa Ann Brite, now going by Billy Martin) is an American author born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Born a biological female, Brite has written and talked much about his gender dysphoria/gender identity issues. He self-identifies almost completely as a homosexual male rather than female, and as of 2011 has started taking testosterone injections. His male name is Billy Martin.
He lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Athens, Georgia prior to returning to New Orleans in 1993. He loves UNC basketball and is a sometime season ticket holder for the NBA, but he saves his greatest affection for his hometown football team, the New Orleans Saints.
Brite and husband Chris DeBarr, a chef, run a de facto cat rescue and have, at any given time, between fifteen and twenty cats. Photos of the various felines are available on the "Cats" page of Brite's website. They have been known to have a few dogs and perhaps a snake as well in the menagerie. They are no longer together.
During Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Brite at first opted to stay at home, but he eventually abandoned New Orleans and his cats and relocated 80 miles away to his mother's home in Mississippi. He used his blog to update his fans regarding the situation, including the unknown status of his house and many of his pets, and in October 2005 became one of the first 70,000 New Orleanians to begin repopulating the city.
In the following months, Brite has been an outspoken and sometimes harsh critic of those who are leaving New Orleans for good. He was quoted in the New York Times and elsewhere as saying, in reference to those considering leaving, "If you’re ever lucky enough to belong somewhere, if a place takes you in and you take it into yourself, you don't desert it just because it can kill you. There are things more valuable than life."
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