Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature

By Sashi Kaufman

A provocative and compelling YA about male friendship, loyalty and the search for heterosexual identity.

In this eloquent, poignant novel about male friendship and the search for heterosexual male identity, Sashi Kaufman explores how intense relationships anchor our view of ourselves in the world, and what happens when those relationships begin to unravel. Ben feels like a freak because he wears hearing aids. But being best friends with Tyler, the hottest guy in school, allows him to think of himself as normal--even though he knows he's just a little too dependent on Tyler. Then Tyler blows off Ben senior year and Ben doesn't know where he belongs or how to be fit in any more. Who is he without Tyler, and is Tyler really the"normal'' kid Ben thought he was anyway?

  • Second book by Sashi Kaufman, author of The Other Way Around (2014), which received a starred Booklist review among many positive reviews.
  • Stands alone in focus on male friendship and heterosexual male identity amidst slew of YAs that concentrate oN female friendship and sexuality, and male gay identity.
  • Probing exploration of various aspects of what "normal" means, including physical disability, gender identity, racial identity, and self-presentation.

About the author

Sashi Kaufman is a middle-school science and English teacher, who lives in Portland, Maine, with her husband and daughter. She is also an amateur trash picker.

ISBN: 9781467785631
Imprint: Carolrhoda Lab – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Dimensions: 140 x 210mm, 264pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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