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Cover of HUSKY by Justin Sayre

A beautifully voiced debut captures an intimate story of change and acceptance.Twelve-year-old Davis lives in an old brownstone with his mother and grandmother in Brooklyn. He loves people-watching in Prospect Park, visiting his mom in the bakery she owns, and listening to the biggest operas he can find as he walks everywhere. But Davis is having a difficult summer. As questions of sexuality begin to enter his mind, he worries people don’t see him as anything other than “husky.” To make matters worse, his best girlfriends are starting to hang out with mean girls and popular boys. Davis is equally concerned about the distance forming between him and his single mother as she begins dating again, and about his changing relationship with his amusingly loud Irish grandmother, Nanny. Ultimately, Davis learns to see himself outside of his one defining adjective. He’s a kid with unique interests, admirable qualities, and people who will love him no matter what changes life brings about.

 

Published by: Grosset & Dunlap from Penguin Random House, 2015, $16.99
272 pages
Release date: September 22, 2015
ISBN:0448484137
Agent: Grosset & Dunlap

REVIEWS:
Kirkus Reviews, April 29, 2015
Lambda Literary, December 23, 2015
Publishers Weekly, June 8, 2015
Old Firehouse Books, January 3, 2016 

INTERVIEWS:
Huffington Post, February 2, 2016
Washington Independent Review of Books, January 8, 2016

NEWS:
“Justin Sayre Reveals Cover for ‘Husky’ His first Novel for Young Readers”           “Justin Sayre’s ‘Husky’ Refreshes the Coming Out Novel for 2015″ 

AUTHOR ON THE WEB:
Twitter: @JustinSayreCHM  
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justin.sayre.96

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