J. Patrick Redmond

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Lies My Mother Never Told Me: A Memoir Mississippi Sissy One Mississippi The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves Giovanni’s Room Other Voices, Other Rooms

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Some Go Hungry is a fictional account drawn from Patrick's own experiences growing up in his family's rural Indiana restaurant, and the scandalous murder of a gay high school classmate that rocked his hometown in 1986.

Grey Daniels, who manages Daniels Family Buffet, struggles to live his authentic life, always fearing that being openly gay may reap disastrous results for his family’s half-century old restaurant legacy — a popular Sunday dinner spot for the after-church crowd. Grey is put to the test when his former lover from high school, Daryl Stone, returns to town as the youth pastor and choir director at their fundamentalist Christian church. 

Some Go Hungry is the story of a young gay man forced to choose between the happiness of others, and his own joy, all the while realizing that compromising oneself — sacrificing his soul for the sake of others — is not living. It is death. 

"J. Patrick Redmond, a Kaylie Jones Books writer, is leading by example and taking a stand. The fire he brings to the fight is the exact type of energy we hope to represent. Check back soon for updates about his upcoming novel
Some Go Hungry."

--Kaylie Jones, publisher

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