I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain
For most of his young life Avery has dealt with his alcoholic mother with the help of his grandfather Pal--he immerses himself in poetry and popular music, and now that high school is over for the summer, he makes out with his best friend Luca (who understands about alcoholic mothers), but the death of his grandfather creates a hole in his life that he can not seem to crawl out of.
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Single parent; Family member death; Kinship care; Gay/Lesbian; Addiction; single mother; death of a grandparent; death of a grandfather; family tragedy; accident; loss; grandparents raising grandchildren; grandfather raising grandson; gay; gay teenager; gay child; same-sex relationship; alcoholism
poetry; art; music; pop music; friendship; mix tapes; relationships; school; teachers; alcohol; grief
Walton, Will, "I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain" (2018). Diverse Families. 1543.