The Resource Ziggy, Stardust & me, James Brandon

Ziggy, Stardust & me, James Brandon

Label
Ziggy, Stardust & me
Title
Ziggy, Stardust & me
Statement of responsibility
James Brandon
Title variation
Ziggy, Stardust and me
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The year is 1973. The Watergate hearings are in full swing. The Vietnam War is still raging. And homosexuality is still officially considered a mental illness. In the midst of these trying times is sixteen-year-old Jonathan Collins, a bullied, anxious, asthmatic kid, who aside from an alcoholic father and his sympathetic neighbor and friend Starla, is completely alone. To cope, Jonathan escapes to the safe haven of his imagination, where his hero David Bowie<U+2019>s Ziggy Stardust and dead relatives, including his mother, guide him through the rough terrain of his life. In his alternate reality, Jonathan can be anything: a superhero, an astronaut, Ziggy Stardust, himself, or completely “normal” and not a boy who likes other boys. When he completes his treatments, he will be normal -- at least he hopes. But before that can happen, Web stumbles into his life. Web is everything Jonathan wishes he could be: fearless, fearsome and, most importantly, not ashamed of being gay. Jonathan doesn<U+2019>t want to like brooding Web, who has secrets all his own. Jonathan wants nothing more than to be “fixed” once and for all. But he<U+2019>s drawn to Web anyway. Web is the first person in the real world to see Jonathan completely and think he<U+2019>s perfect. Web is a kind of escape Jonathan has never known. For the first time in his life, he may finally feel free enough to love and accept himself as he is
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brandon, James
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.1.B751516
LC item number
Zi 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bowie, David
  • Gay teenagers
  • Indigenous youth
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Bullying
  • Mothers
  • Imagination
  • Interpersonal attraction
  • Nineteen seventies
  • Missouri
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Ziggy, Stardust & me, James Brandon
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9780525517641
Lccn
2019011214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1083713180
  • (OCoLC)1083713180
Label
Ziggy, Stardust & me, James Brandon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9780525517641
Lccn
2019011214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1083713180
  • (OCoLC)1083713180

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