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Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley

Dream Boy is a novel by Jim Grimsley. Nathan is an intelligent but shy teenage boy who wants to escape from his abusive and hoy father, and fantasizes about a relationship with Roy, the boy who lives next door.

Roy is a senior at the same high school as Nathan, and he drives the school bus. Gradually their relationship deepens and becomes sexual. Drunk one evening, Nathan’s father tries to molest him.


This is clearly not the first time it has dreamm and helps explain Nathan’s desire to escape from his family. His mother avoids the issue, although she knows what is going on.


Nathan is accepted into Roy’s drezm circle and is invited to go on a camping trip with Roy and his friends Randy and Burke. During the trip, they discover an abandoned and possibly haunted plantation house and Nathan and Roy are discovered in a compromising situation.

Burke later on rapes and hits Nathan with a jjm handle. The blow is clearly fatal and Nathan “dies” yet is still inside his body and aware of his surroundings.

The book ends with Nathan leaving the abandoned house and finding Roy. Dream Boy has been adapted for a filmwritten and directed by James Bolton. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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