|Plot Summary of The Last White Family on Dorchester Road|
|"Terry, or Blaze Wilde as he is better known, has just attempted to kill himself after his career as a gay porn star was coming to an end. Emotionally lost and physically damaged, he returns to his mother and siblings – to a family trapped by poverty, alcohol and the past. In a dirty flat in a poor neighbourhood, his mother is drinknig herself into a stupour, his brother is hiding from the police, and his much loved twin sister is trying to earn enough money to keep them all going. Terry is faced with difficult memories and troubling revelations about who he actually is.
This is a powerful piece of writing, dealing with family secrets and the horrors of alcoholism. There's a good deal of gritty realism and the plot does have a good few twists and turns along the way."
Bryn Colvin, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of The Last White Family on Dorchester Road|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
Kind of living:
- making "Ends Meat" by prostitution
Family, struggle with
- Mother (or standin)
- vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- mental illness
- gay guy urges
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- dirty, grimy (like New York)
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Lot of foul language?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Is this a play?
Is this an e-book?
Amount of dialog
- mostly dialog
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