Philip Noland is 14 years old, gay, and sexually inexperienced when he enters St. Sebastian’s High School for Boys. Terrified by bullies most of the time, he feels thrust unwittingly into a different world where sensible, logical rules no longer apply. Will he survive high school? More
In the late 1950's, fourteen year old Philip Noland is a gay but sexually inexperienced freshman at St. Sebastian’s, a Catholic high school for boys. Alone and emotionally isolated, with the exception of two friends named O’Riley and Carlin, there are no familiar guideposts for Philip to follow, just an excess of rules and regulations that make no sense to him.
A late bloomer, Philip learns to masturbate effectively and fall in love for the first time, but his greatest challenge isn’t the regimented behavior at St. Sebastian’s -- it's surviving a bully named Molinara who has set his sights on Philip.
Can Philip navigate the minefields of St. Sebastian's and emerge victorious?