Shawn Stewart Ruff


Shawn Stewart Ruff is author of the novels GJS II (2016), Toss and Whirl and Pass (2010), Finlater (2008), winner of a Lambda Literary Award for Debut Fiction; and the novella One/10th (2013), the first of ten small entwined works inspired by W. E. B. DuBois' The Talented Tenth. He is also the editor of the landmark anthology Go the Way Your Blood Beats (1996).

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Gjs ii
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 114,680. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Mashups
The family of self-made Griffin Jewells Sanders II spirals in the maelstrom of the Clinton White House scandals in this thrilling page-turner of political intrigue, high-fashion passion and murder.
Toss and Whirl and Pass
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 69,280. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Toss and Whirl and Pass is the dance of life - memory, love, loss - in the age of AIDS and terrorism. The tale of two star-crossed lovers is revisited against the backdrop of the World Trade Center's destruction.
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 59,710. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
This Lambda Literary Award-winner is a first love and lust story of two teen boys (one black, the other Jew) in roiling, race-divided 1970s Cincinnati, Ohio.

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