If Sol can just survive his last year of high school, he can escape his homophobic small town and go live with his Internet boyfriend for the summer. But when he loses his starting spot on the baseball team and converts to vegetarianism - a wolf, giving up meat! - his father threatens him with a hot, muggy summer working in the peach cannery unless he gets his act together. His teammates, who suspect his sexuality already, won't make it easy for him. But even with nobody on his side but his best friend Meg (who is even less popular than he is), the teenager finds answers and solace in an unlikely place: a 1901 book about a tragic gay romance in the bohemian district of Lutece, around the famed Moulin Rouge.
Inspired by the spirit of the era, Meg and Sol share a glass of absinthe, with startling effect: Sol begins to dream that he is a cabaret dancer named Niki, offered a chance to escape his difficult life through romance at the price of his beloved art of dance.
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Makes me want to try Absinthe!
I definitely would and plan to listen to it again multiple times, I feel like Green Fairy is one of those books that you can listen to time and time again and notice things you never have before with each listening.
I don't want to spoiler it, but one of the most memorable moments would be when the main character Sol meets his internet boyfriend Carcy, it was actually a relatable situation for me but with a much darker outcome. than my personal experience.
The accents for sure, Jay Maxwell manages to give each character a distinctive voice through the use of accents, which at first I was unsure of but ended up loving by the end of the book.
"The past, while not what it may seem to be, can still teach us a lot"
Gonna be straight here, I love this book, love the author, love the narrator and the entire universe, I'm a massive furry and at first I was a bit put off by the idea of ghosts preferring romance stories more grounded in reality like Waterways or Out of Position, but I ended up loving this book so much, it's really deep, emotional and made me cry in multiple places.
- Oliver Laws