- 288 pages
- Under the Rainbow
- Celia Laskey
- 11 February 2017 Celia Laskey
❰EPUB❯ ✼ Under the Rainbow Author Celia Laskey – Essayreview.co.uk When a group of social activists arrive in a small town, the lives and beliefs of residents and outsiders alike are upended, in this wry, embracing novelBig Burr, Kansas, is the kind of place where ev When a group of social activists arrive in a small town, the lives and beliefs of residents and outsiders alike are upended, in this wry, embracing novelBig Burr, Kansas, is the kind of place where everyone seems to know everyone, and everyone shares the same values or keeps their opinions to themselves But when a national nonprofit labels Big Burr the most homophobic town in the US and sends in a task force of queer volunteers as an experiment they ll Under the Kindle - live and work in the community for two years in an attempt to broaden hearts and minds no one is truly prepared for what will ensueFurious at being uprooted from her life in Los Angeles and desperate to fit in at her new high school, Avery fears that it s only a matter of time before her gay crusader mom outs her Still grieving the death of her son, Linda welcomes the arrivals, who know mercifully little about her past And for Christine, the newcomers are not only a threat to the comforting rhythms of Big Burr life, but a call to action As tensions roil the town, cratering relationships and forcing closely guarded secrets into the light, everyone must consider what it really means to belong Told with warmth and wit, Under the Rainbow is a poignant, hopeful articulation of our complicated humanity that reminds us we are alike than we d like to admit.