Eldot Paints Young Boy’s Self Discovery and Transition into Love

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Gay fiction confronts a perennial social issue through a riveting literary masterpiece

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Provocative, stimulating, invigorating, Barr’s Meadow shares the intriguing story of a group of boys who undergo a significant transformation as they take on the adventurous coming of age journey. Author Eldot presents a fresh new novel for adults. It paints the innermost longings of a young boy with a secret goal, to win the heart of the one he loves.

The story is embedded in an episodic two-week summer camp full of variety and fun. Julian, the main character, kept two scrapbooks. This special one has not been shared until now. Barr’s Meadow responds to the nostalgic pull; the happy days of youth are special. This is a peek at the world of 1963, before the Internet and cell phones – when boys learned by discovering things on their own and interacted with real people.

This story about a teen boy discovering love is not the usual coming of age drama. This one banishes the prejudice and the bad guys and shows the comic side. A lot of boys frolic, experiment, and discover wonderful things. There are surprises, fantasies and lots of fulfilled expectations. Julian's Private Scrapbook is meant for mature readers; the purpose is to look at underlying present day social issues from a new perspective: the positive.

Readers will be astonished to discover the true innermost workings of the artistic soul, which, when combined with passion, breaks through all sorts of social and physical boundaries. Barr's Meadow is the first in a five novel series. The beginning of an exhilarating collection, it begins the journey to a profound transition, the emergence of one boy’s developing sense of identity.

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About the Author
Eldot is retired, and has lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of his life. Mother Nature has been kind to him in most respects, but he has lots of grey hair and a modest potbelly. The illusion in his mind that he is still in his thirties persists. Barr’s Meadow is his first novel. Lots of urging and pushing by friends and relatives was the driver, not any need or ambition to publish. But it was such fun that four sequels followed. There may be more.

Barr’s Meadow* by Eldot
Julian’s Private Scrapbook Part One
Publication Date: January 30, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 281 pages; 978-1-4691-4512-9
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 281 pages; 978-1-4691-4513-6

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