Debut LGBT Novel Short-Listed for 2011 Independent Literary Awards
Award-winning director and Huffington Post contributor Kergan Edwards-Stout's debut novel, Songs for the New Depression, has been short-listed for the 2011 Independent Literary Awards
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Edwards-Stout appreciates the Independent Literary Award nomination, as well as the widespread acclaim his book has received. "It's been extremely gratifying,"
Songs for the New Depression follows the adventures of Gabriel Travers, a young man battling AIDS. Despite his doctor’s proclamations to the contrary and rumors of a promising new HIV drug cocktail, Gabriel is convinced he doesn't have long to live. With the clock ticking, Gabe begins to finally peel back the layers and tackle his demons — with a little help from the music of the Divine Miss M (Bette Midler) and his mom’s new wife, a country music-loving priest.
The Advocate notes that “Kergan Edwards-Stout has crafted a work of fiction reminiscent of some classic tales in Songs for the New Depression. Even better, Edwards-Stout’
Songs for the New Depression is available now in hardcover, paperback, and all e-book formats, at Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, and other fine booksellers.
ABOUT KERGAN EDWARDS-STOUT
Kergan Edwards-Stout is an award-winning director and author, whose work has appeared in a number of publications, including Huffington Post, Bilerico Project, LGBTQ Nation, American Short Fiction, and the health magazine SexVibe. He has been honored by the Human Rights Campaign as a “2011 Father of the Year”, and blogs regularly at http://kerganedwards-
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