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WHY IS JOHNNY SCREAMING A Picaresque Novel of a Gay Italian-American Man in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn in the 1960s-1990s

Edward Ali

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216 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 6.1in. x 0.6in.Johnny Spedolini, or as he is called affectionately, Professor Speedo or Johnny Speedo, is a young man from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, who becomes a well-loved teacher in the years of the sixties through the nineties, Johnny is a devoted Catholic Christian and loves his church; he happens also to be gay in a time and place when being gay is not only regarded as a mortal sin, but can, indeed, cost the gay person his or her life. Johnny is certainly pained by the fact of his homosexuality, but even more, he is angered by contemporary religions attitude toward homosexuality. The story revolves around Johnnys sardonic and angry review of his world, his quixotic railing against injustice in the world and his desire to do good and be helpful to others in this imperfect world. Most of all, the story is about the treasured friendship between Johnny, his student and friend, Joey and Joeys lovely wife-to-be, Angela. The love story of these three seekers after truth constitutes the true heart of the story. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780595288281

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Title: WHY IS JOHNNY SCREAMING A Picaresque Novel ...

Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.

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Johnny Spedolini, or as he is called affectionately, "Professor Speedo" or "Johnny Speedo," is a young man from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, who becomes a well-loved teacher in the years of the sixties through the nineties, Johnny is a devoted Catholic Christian and loves his church; he happens also to be gay in a time and place when being gay is not only regarded as a mortal sin, but can, indeed, cost the gay person his or her life. Johnny is certainly pained by the fact of his homosexuality, but even more, he is angered by contemporary religion's attitude toward homosexuality. The story revolves around Johnny's sardonic and angry review of his world, his quixotic railing against injustice in the world and his desire to do good and be helpful to others in this imperfect world. Most of all, the story is about the treasured friendship between Johnny, his student and friend, Joey and Joey's lovely wife-to-be, Angela. The love story of these three seekers after truth constitutes the true heart of the story.

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Edward Ali has a master?s degree in education from Brooklyn College and a Ph.D. from the University of Aruba. He has been a social studies teacher for 32 years. He lives in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.

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