24th ilb
5 – 14 Sep 2024 Program
9 – 18 Sep 2024 Young Program

Gary Lonesborough: The Boy from the Mish

Discussion, Reading, Q&A

Jackson spends his summer swimming, partying with friends, and avoiding the racist youths from town as best he can. His life is turned upside down when Tomas, who was recently released from pris-on, visits Jackson´s family. Something other than friendship quickly mixes into the feelings Jackson has for Tomas. Empathically, the story tells of coming-of-age and coming-out in the midst of an environment marked by bullying, homophobia, and racism.

The event is in English.
Hosted by LIN Berlin.

Text by Gary Lonesborough.

Recommended for grades 9 to 12.