Jeffrey Hickey Morehead

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Morehead is an explicitly adult novel, about Dave Morehead, a young man living in San Francisco during the height of the sexual revolution, in the late 1970’s to mid-1980’s. It was a time of sexual, evolutionary, and political change, with both glorious and nearly catastrophic consequences. San Francisco was teeming with diversity, and an evolving political base that forever changed the landscape of what had always been a progressive city. Harvey Milk, Halloween in the Castro, college classes where heterosexuals are in the minority, the first Gay Games, and spiritual cults comprise just part of the terrain Dave must traverse in order to get from where he was, to what he will become. Along the way, he is challenged, assaulted, and forced to defend himself, while relying on an expanding and surprising variety of friends. At the same time, a mysterious “gay cancer” is beginning to afflict some of his new friends and the community at large. Dave has to grow up, and he has to make choices. Will he be there for his friends, or will he let them go? Morehead is a coming of age story in the first person. It is told from the perspective of journals, classroom assignments, and transcribed audio recordings. Morehead comically, bluntly, graphically, and poignantly tells the tale of a straight young man living in a gay old city. Morehead--the second novel by Jeffrey Hickey

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College student Dave Morehead is a “straight young man living in a gay old city” in Jeffrey Hickey’s candid coming-of-age story. Set in the 1970s and 1980s, Morehead follows the education of a twenty-one-year-old man who arrives at San Francisco State University with only one real goal: to seduce women. Dave Morehead’s college experiences broaden his perspective immensely.

Hickey illuminates Dave’s thoughts in a variety of formats that keep the reader engaged and entertained. Class assignments reveal Dave’s friendships and a 1970s culture that revolves around record albums and sound systems. His journal entries include not only self-reflection but also transcripts of intimate conversations that shine light on the other characters.

Some of the vignettes are poignant. Dave’s quiet talks with gay men in the early days of the AIDS crisis show his growth as a compassionate person. Other scenes are simply hilarious, such as the “Work in the Eighties” chapters. We find him at a movie concession stand, a car dealership, and in a series of temporary jobs, all of which he handles with varying levels of competence and a constant sense of humor.

The language used by Dave and his compatriots is often crude. The swearing doesn’t feel gratuitous, however. Instead, it paints a realistic picture of the way guys might talk to each other. The frankness allows Dave to ask a lot of questions, and get a lot of answers, about the burgeoning gay culture. Dave finishes his college years by writing a play about the struggles of the first Gay Games as they fought the US Olympic Committee over the use of the word “Olympic.” The script of the play is included and exhibits Dave’s signature sarcasm and humor.

Hickey’s versatility and comfort with diverse formats are revealed in the blend of styles he brings together in Morehead to take Dave from boorish freshman to promising young adult
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