Now I’m Here by Jim Provenzano

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Through their mutual love of rock music, and the English band Queen in particular, two boys from a small town in Ohio discover, then lose, then find each other again. Thirty years later, their story still has the power to bring their love back to life.

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Jim Provenzano’s latest novel, Now I’m Here, is set in the the small town of Serene, Ohio, in the 1970s and ’80s. Two boys from different families—Joshua, with his stable middle-class home in town, and David, raised by his alcoholic and abusive father on their isolated farm—discover, then lose, then find each other again. Thirty years later, as the town’s history is slowly erased by fading memories and encroaching suburbia, their childhood friend, Eric Gottlund, tells the tale of their quiet heroism with poignancy and a sharp eye for detail. Fighting religious intolerance, “rehabilitation therapy,” the lure of fame, and the heartbreak of AIDS, the two boys grow into men before our eyes. Through their love of each other and of rock’n’roll—the English rock band Queen in particular—Joshua and David breathe life back into their home town, if only for a while.

Additional information

Copyright

2018

ISBN

978-0-9981262-6-5

Pages

370

1 review for Now I’m Here by Jim Provenzano

  1. louisflint69

    “Here is a novel of such sweep and breadth that to call it simply a love story is inadequate. . . . Provenzano is one of our masters; like his character Joshua, he is a kind of musician. The instrument he plays on is the heart, and the story of these men rings true for all of us who lived through those years.” —Jim Grimsley, author of Dream Boys and Winter Birds

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