I’ve had a hard time
putting into words how I felt when I read Michel’s memoir. Many parts struck a
chord in me from my own childhood, though I was far luckier than Michel was and
I didn’t have the added alienation of being gay. I’ve known Michel for several
years now, ever since he picked up my vampire trilogy and we started talking. In
that time, I’ve found him to be a very kind, passionate and determined man.
After reading his memoir I have to add brave to that as well and not just for
what he endured and overcame. To be able to write something like this, with such
unflinching honesty, takes a rare kind of person. Michel doesn’t gloss over his
own mistakes, but puts them out there just as baldly as the abuse he went
through. I am honored to know such a man and call him my friend.
Marguerite Labbe - LGBT Fiction Writer
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