Elizabeth Swados Flamboyant: A Novel

ISBN 13: 9780312204082

Flamboyant: A Novel

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When Chana Landau begins her job as a teacher at Harvey Milk High School, she leaves the protection of her traditional Orthodox Jewish enclave in Brooklyn for a school that embodies everything she has been forbidden to experience. In a hostile classroom filled with sexually "different" teens, street kids, and drug addicts, Chana's one support is Flamboyant, a fifteen-year-old prostitute and an accomplished writer. Flamboyant is an unforgettable novel of cultural difference, friendship, and faith.

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"There is humor in the characters' irreverence and passion in their reverence....Flamboyant is a brilliant commentator on our times."-Mary Kay Zuravleff, Washington Post Book World

"[A] big-hearted novel....Among the pleasures of reading Flamboyant are Swados' straightforward style, her perfectly-pitched rendering of the two voices, her humor and the urban realism of her prose." --Jewish Week

"Readers will applaud the compassion with which Swados, without demeaning any of her characters, negotiates a seemingly insoluble situation." --Library Journal

"Swados' captivated readers will be moved to both laughter and tears." --Booklist

About the Author:

Elizabeth Swados is an Obie Award-winning playwright and a novelist. Her novels include Leah and Lazar and The Myth Man. She is also the author of a memoir, entitled The Four of Us. She lives in New York.

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