Shine by Donnelle McGee

2013 FINALIST: BISEXUAL BOOK AWARDS

Shine by Donnelle McGee
Featuring cover art by Catskills Photography
Available in PAPERBACK  and eBook

Print ISBN: 978-1-937420-19-2
eBook ISBN: 978-1-937420-13-0
Print: $14.99 – eBook: $4.99
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eBook also available at AmazoniTunes, and Barnes and Noble

Told in vignettes and through multiple viewpoints, Shine is the story of a young hustler who navigates streets, sex, and family, only to discover the light of the dark can be cruel…

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Read an INTERVIEW with the author.

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PRAISE FOR SHINE

“Donnelle McGee’s powerful, poetic prose gives Shine a unique voice that is fresh, bold and completely seductive. Like Rechy’s City of NightShine brings us a hustler with a troubled soul, but sets itself apart with lush language that will echo in your memory and a lead character who will burrow his way into your heart.”

– Charles Rice-González, author of Chulito 

Shine is tenderness incarnate. All the love, violence and need of a life-time happen in the time it takes to read this brilliant, brief and searing new book by Donnelle McGee. I was altered by the reading of it. Then I read it again.”

– Bhanu Kapil, author of Incubation: a space for monsters and Schizophrene

“Donnelle McGee finds the intersection of elegy, violence, and eros in Shine. His novella etches into language the longing, bewilderment, affection, and grief of lovers, family members, and strangers. Crafted in finely compressed narrative fragments, McGee’s story details the kind of material and psychic anguish most American writers would rather not consider. McGee gazes into the most difficult material unflinchingly. His pacing and language will keep you hooked with astonishing understatement and compassion. For its sustained terror and love, Shine is an utterly singular debut.”

– Patrick Rosal, author of My American Kundiman and Uprock Headspin Scramble

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Donnelle McGee is a Jimi Hendrix freak and wishes he could dunk a basketball. He earned his MFA from Goddard College. He is a faculty member at Mission College in Santa Clara, California. His work has appeared in Controlled BurnColereHaight Ashbury Literary JournalHome Planet NewsIodine Poetry JournalPermafrostRiver Oak ReviewThe Spoon River Poetry Review, and Willard & Maple, among others. His work has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Donnelle lives in both Sacramento and Turlock, California.

20 Comments on “Shine by Donnelle McGee

  1. Donnelle, can’t wait to read your book that was suggested to me by my cousin El.

    • Congratulations Donnelle….got to get a copy and read it!! Will you be having a reading someplace somewhere?? Evelyn

  2. Congrats on “Shine” I can’t wait to read it. Peace.

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  4. Congrats Don! Just learned of your accomplishments. Keep the work coming.

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