The Guiding Star 2012

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Gay and Lesbian  |  House: Booksie Classic
The Guiding Star is set in Northern Ireland during the middle 1970s during the period of what was known as the troubles. I myself lived in Ireland during this period though this is not an autobiographical novel I have used some actual events as a backdrop to my story.
They were turbulent times and my Novel reflects this.

The story is rather simple. My central character is John Watson, a 16 year old working class Protestant boy. Bullied by the other boys at his School. Ignored by his bigoted Catholic hating Mother. Unsure of his own sexuality and trying to find his own place in a turbulent world.

Forced to study engineering while he really wants to study English. He dreams of becoming a writer and escaping from his life.

John’s Life changes when he has a chance meeting with Ryan Cullen, a local Catholic boy of the same age. The boys become friends and a close bond develops between them. Ryan holds a dark secret that if revealed could put his life in danger.

The Guiding Star is in part a love story, part thriller ,part social commentary.

The first part of this novel was published on Amazon Kindle. It has gone through a major rewrite. I am in the process of talking with two publishers before I publish the complete finished novel.
Will post more information when i have it. Comments are welcome

follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/IrvineStewart

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The Guiding Star 2012

Submitted: August 13, 2012

The Guiding Star is set in Northern Ireland during the middle 1970s during the period of what was known as the troubles. I myself lived in Ireland during this period though this is not an autobiographical novel I have used some actual events as a backdrop to my story.
They were turbulent times and my Novel reflects this.

The story is rather simple. My central character is John Watson, a 16 year old working class Protestant boy. Bullied by the other boys at his School. Ignored by his bigoted Catholic hating Mother. Unsure of his own sexuality and trying to find his own place in a turbulent world.

Forced to study engineering while he really wants to study English. He dreams of becoming a writer and escaping from his life.

John’s Life changes when he has a chance meeting with Ryan Cullen, a local Catholic boy of the same age. The boys become friends and a close bond develops between them. Ryan holds a dark secret that if revealed could put his life in danger.

The Guiding Star is in part a love story, part thriller ,part social commentary.

The first part of this novel was published on Amazon Kindle. It has gone through a major rewrite. I am in the process of talking with two publishers before I publish the complete finished novel.
Will post more information when i have it. Comments are welcome

follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/IrvineStewart
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